Saturday’s contest, which is both UCLA’s Military Appreciation game and its last home game of the season, will feature a matte-finished black helmet with the SEALs’ “frogman” logo on it.
In a tweet posted by UCLA Athletics on Thursday, the department cited its “long-standing relationship with the Navy SEAL community” as its reason for the salute.
The Bruins need to defeat the Cougars on Saturday in order to have a chance at capturing the Pac-12 South title. They also need to win against Utah next week to make an appearance in the conference title game on Dec. 5.
Kickoff between UCLA (7–2) and Washington State (6–3) is slated for Saturday at 10:45 p.m. ET on ESPN.
- Kayla Lombardo