There was a rare color-vs.-color FBS college football game last night, as UTEP visited Sam Houston State and accidentally packed their blue home jerseys instead of their road whites.
Can confirm that UTEP left its road white jerseys in El Paso on accident, instead packing its home blue jerseys for tonight’s game at Sam Houston. Miners will be in blue, Bearkats in orange at Bowers Stadium, per a staff member.
— Colin Deaver (@ColinDeaverTV) October 25, 2023
It’s interesting that Sam Houston stuck with their orange jerseys instead of switching to their white jerseys at home, which is what often happens in this type of situation. But it’s hard to argue with the results, because the blue/orange matchup wasn’t bad at all:
It’s tempting to say, “This just shows we should have more color/color games!” But when the NBA started allowing color/color in 2017 — something I’d been advocating for years — I soon found that I missed having one team in white. I suspect I’d feel the same way about football, so I hope color/color games remain restricted to special occasions (USC vs. UCLA, e.g.) and the occasional packing snafu like last night’s.