BYU Football Reveals Uniforms Against Western Kentucky

Casey Lundquist

On Monday morning, BYU equipment teased BYU's uniform combination against Western Kentucky - white tops and white pants with navy accents. The Cougars will also wear pink wristbands and arm sleeves in honor of breast cancer awareness month. 

After BYU wore a new combination against Houston, I ranked the 11 uniforms BYU has worn in the independence era. My list is below, you can give me your list in the comments. I surveyed a dozen 2021 BYU recruits last week about their favorite uniform combinations, you can read that story here. I will re-rank the uniforms this week which will include the all navy combination that BYU wore against Texas State. 

11. Navy classic home


Ok, I'll say it. I wish BYU would have worn different uniforms against USC. It's fun to watch the highlights from that game, but the highlights would be much better in royal blue. With that off my chest, we should all be grateful for these uniforms. If it weren't for these, BYU might be sporting gold on their jerseys in 2020.

10. Navy all white


Ranking these uniforms at #9 says more about the uniforms to come than this uniform itself. I like the all whites with navy trim, but I prefer the other jerseys more. For the record, I like these jerseys better when they're worn outside of Lavell Edwards Stadium.

9. Blackout (2016)


This might be a controversial ranking. I'm not as high on the blackout uniforms as most BYU fans. I view them as a solid alternate look that recruits like.

8. Blackout (2012)

In my mind, these blackout jerseys are the same as the ones worn in 2016. However, I give 2012 the slight edge because they came out first when it felt like the entire country was doing an annual blackout game.

7. Navy classic away


Never have these uniforms looked as good as when BYU took down Michigan State on the road. If it weren't for that game, these might be ranked lower than #6.

6. Throwback


This is the first of three new uniforms that BYU introduced in 2019. They looked great, but it will be nearly impossible to disassociate them from the 45-19 loss to Washington and losing Ty'Son Williams (which probably cost the Cougars a couple wins in 2019) for the season.

5. All royal


The all royal is one of my favorite combos. This picture reminds me that we should be grateful, for many reasons, that BYU's turf isn't blue. These uniforms look much better when they aren't blending in with the smurf turf.

4. Royal classic away


The Cougars got back to their roots and wore the classic royal away jerseys in 2019. They would have looked even better in the end zone. Unfortunately, BYU was held to only a field goal against the Aztecs.

3. Royal classic away with Gifford Nielsen tribute

Royal classic away with Gifford Nielsen tribute

BYU wore a throwback uniform against Houston - it was the first time BYU has worn this combination since going independent. BYU wore this as a tribute to former BYU and Houston Oiler great Gifford Nielsen. I'm a big fan of the grey facemasks with the classic BYU away jersey. This combination is one of my favorites.

2. Royal all white

Royal all white

These uniforms need no explanation. It's hard to find a better combination of BYU colors than these jerseys.

1. Royal classic home


These jerseys deserve the credit for bringing royal blue back to BYU football. I probably prefer the look of the all whites with royal trim over these, but the tradition and meaning behind these jerseys puts them over the top.

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Comments (3)
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Ben Adams
Ben Adams

Has there been any thought to wearing a pearlescent royal helmet? The teams that wear red ones always look sharp.

Casey Lundquist
Casey Lundquist


The BYU equipment team gets input from the players. All I can say is that the players and recruits really like the all white combos...


Anything with navy blue is stupid. Anything that is"all" white is stupid. Both mock the BYU tradition. Worst uniform choice yet. Who makes the decision on what uniform to wear?