Iowa State football: Cyclones will wear 1920’s throwbacks for Iowa game


September 8, 2012; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Steele Jantz (2) runs for a first down against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the fourth quarter at Kinnick Stadium. The Cyclones defeated the Hawkeyes 9-6. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa Hawkeyes wore their jerseys from the 1921-22 season last year against the Iowa State Cyclones. The script will be flipped this season as the Cyclones will wear their 1920’s throwbacks against the in-state rivals.

Sportslogos has a good writeup along with multiple pictures showcasing the jerseys that will be on display during the annual matchup in September.

"The uniforms are cardinal and gold, with metallic pants and jersey stripes, on cardinal jerseys with white numbers. Leather helemts wouldn’t pass NCAA safety guidelines, so they will be in cardinal helmets.The design is from the 1920, when Cyclones legend Jack Trice, for whom the stadium is named, played for Iowa State."

Obviously, the move is a great tribute to Jack Trice and hopefully will be known for that more than the design. Unfortunately, the vertical stripes don’t look attractive and these will definitely stand out more than the Hawkeyes’ Notre Dame look in their throwbacks a year ago.

The look probably won’t gain more recruits because they think the jerseys “look cool,” but the Cyclones were successful the last time they wore throwbacks in the rivalry game. They won without scoring a touchdown.

Hopefully there will be a better game played in these.