Iowa State surprised fans by unveiling charcoal jerseys and pants for Saturday’s game against San Jose State. The first image was tweeted just a few hours before kickoff of Iowa State’s 44-10 win, Campbell’s first victory at the school.
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ISU Coach Matt Campbell: “If I’m going to take any credit today I’m going to take credit for those uniforms. We had those hidden for a while. I thought it was a good time to bring them out. Those are sharp. They had no idea until we walked in. I think you may see them [again]. I’m a big believer of when you do it right, stay in it. So we’ll see.”
Wide receiver Trever Ryen: “It’s like Christmas morning. We walked in here and we weren’t even expecting it. It’s just like Christmas morning. You wake up and see all these presents, except these were already unwrapped and you’re just excited.”
Safety Kamari Cotton-Moya: “We really try to have a lot of pride putting these jerseys on, putting Iowa State jerseys on, because it’s more than us. It’s not really for just us. People wore these jerseys before us, people played here before us. We have a lot of fans. Like someone said, we went down to TCU, they’ve been winning and they had no one in the stands. We have so many people in the stands no matter what the outcome is of every game.”
It’s the second new uniform feature this season. ISU announced this summer it would add a white helmet to its gameday lineup, then debuted it against Iowa two weeks ago.