For the final time this season, Virginia Tech has announced what uniforms it will wear. When the Hokies take the field against Cincinnati on Monday afternoon, they'll don a classic look that fans have seen frequently this year.
The New Year's Eve matchup will see the Hokies wearing matte maroon helmets with a white facemask, maroon jerseys and white pants. This will be the sixth time this season that the Hokies have worn a variation of this combination.
Tech first wore a maroon-maroon-white combo in the win at North Carolina in October. They broke out the same look the following week at home against Georgia Tech.
The game against Boston College featured the same combination, but with a white facemask for the first time this season. The final two games of the season against Virginia and Marshall each featured a matte helmet with white facemask, the same uniform that Tech will wear against Cincinnati.
In this specific look, the Hokies are 2-0 on the season. Wearing white facemasks, they're 2-1. And if you look at all games in which they've worn maroon-maroon-white, they are 3-2.
The look is one of my personal favorites out of the many combinations that the Hokies have. It's a classic look that dates back to the Frank Beamer era and pays tribute to the history of the program. I applauded the decision to wear this specific uniform for the Commonwealth Clash, and I like the decision to end the season with this combination.
As the Hokies get ready for their 26th straight bowl game, the longest streak in the country, it only makes sense that they would wear a traditional uniform that has been worn throughout the years of that bowl streak.
Fans will get to see these uniforms for the final time this season when Virginia Tech kicks off against Cincinnati in the Military Bowl, Dec. 31 at noon.
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