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BYU to Wear ‘1996 Throwback’ Uniforms for Kansas State Game

BYU recently announced that it will celebrate a century of Cougars football this fall as the program begins its 100th season this August. Last Monday, BYU athletics announced plans to celebrate the centennial with special events leading up to and throughout the 2024 season.

Today, the football program announced that the Cougars will be doing something special for one f their biggest games of the year when Kansas State comes to LaVell Edwards Stadium to open Big 12 play on Saturday, September 21.

As part of the festivities, BYU will don special 1996 throwback jerseys that they last wore in the 1997 Cotton Bowl against, you guessed it, Kansas State.


“BYU will take the field donning the white with royal trim, black drop-shadowed version of the threads worn by the Steve Sarkisian-led Cougars in 1996,” a release from the University reads.

The release also goes on to spell out the special occasion as the Cougars and Wildcats face off for the first time since the end of the 1996 season.

“The last time BYU faced Kansas State on New Year’s Day 1997 in the Cotton Bowl the No. 5-ranked Cougars earned a 19-15 victory over the No. 14 Wildcats to finish the year with a 14-1 record and achieve the highest national finish since winning the national title in 1984.

“This year’s week four matchup marks not only a rematch of the 1997 Cotton Bowl but also the inaugural conference contest between the Cougars and Wildcats after not facing each other last year in BYU’s first season in the Big 12.”

Fans are encouraged to wear white for the contest, as the players’ all-white combination provides the perfect opportunity for a white-out game.

“With the team wearing white for the home game, including all-white pants with no stripe in the style of the 1996 uniforms, fans are asked to wear white for the game as well.”

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