MSU, Adidas Unveil New Alternate Uniform for UMass Game at Gillette Stadium
the first time since 1986, Mississippi State football will play a game
in the Northeastern United States, while head coach Dan Mullen returns
to his New England roots. To commemorate the special occasion, MSU and
Adidas unveiled a new alternate uniform, which will be worn when the
Bulldogs visit Gillette Stadium for a 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday kickoff
Combining innovation with style and detailing,
the new special edition uniform is centered around the iconic maroon
and white colors of the Bulldog football program, along with metallic
silver accents to create a bold alternate look. The color scheme
creates a three-color tackle-twill template and is highlighted with the
Mississippi State banner logo strategically placed across the chest
plate of the jerseys.
Maroon continues to serve as the base
color of the pants, highlighted by dual-stripe grey accent lining that
unifies the uniform from the underarm of the jersey down to the calf.
The prevalence of the maroon follows tradition as the MSU color has
played a key role in the program’s identity since 1895 when its first
football coach, W.M. Matthews, selected the official school colors
prior to its first-ever game against Union University.
with a cutting-edge, proprietary yarn blend that increases durability
and abrasion resistance, Primeknit is the premier compression uniform
system, featuring the latest generation of adidas TECHFIT technology.
Primeknit helps keep players cool and increases range of motion, giving
athletes an unrivaled level of comfort and allowing them to perform at
their highest levels. The jersey's padlock system secures tension over
the shoulder pads, while the bodymap fit adheres to the player.
new alternate look continues with a metallic silver helmet featuring
the primary Mississippi State mark and a maroon facemask. Additionally,
the adizero 5-Star 5.0 gloves feature an oversized graphic of the MSU
logo sitting atop a maroon carbon fiber pattern. The adizero 5-Star 5.0
gloves feature 4-way stretch mesh for compression fit and GripTack for
consistent control in all weather conditions.
third-longest current tenured coach in the Southeastern Conference,
grew up in Manchester, N.H., less than 80 miles from where the Bulldogs
will play Saturday. He returns to the Boston area for the first time
since completing the 120th Boston Marathon earlier this spring where he
helped raise over $60,000 for his Mullen 36 Family Foundation.
game is MSU’s first in the Northeast since defeating Syracuse, 24-17,
on Sept. 6, 1986. It marks the seventh straight season that the
Bulldogs will play at least one game in an NFL stadium.