Orange Watch: Predicting Syracuse’s uniform combination for Florida State

What uniform combination will SU have this week?
What uniform combination will SU have this week?

Item: Since Orange Watch is uniform obsessed, and since the Syracuse football team has worn a different uniform combination for all nine games played up to this point of the season, we are going to try and guess the uniform combination for the last games of the 2016 football season.

Since the SU football program releases a weekly “uniform unveil” on its Twitter feed Thursdays of game week, we already knew well in advance of the Orange’s 35-20 loss against N.C. State in the Dome last Saturday that we continued our winless streak on picking the team’s garb correctly.

We had selected a throwback look of white helmets, orange jerseys, and white pants, with, of course, the team not only continuing its streak of making it ten different combinations in 10 games, but extending a home trend of wearing the grey jersey that the players love and many in ORANGE Nation hate, going back to the blue helmets with blue facemasks seen in week one versus Colgate, as opposed to white facemasks worn against Notre Dame and Clemson, and for this game adorned with the special military camouflage “S” decal trimmed in orange, and blue pants.

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Ok, drum roll please. For Saturday’s regular season home finale (time does indeed fly by) against Florida State (12:00 p.m. ET / ESPN), after consulting the handy ACC Tracker as a guide and knowing this has to be a first-time worn combination, we’re torn between three choices; orange helmets/orange jerseys/blue pants, orange helmets/orange jerseys/white pants, and orange helmet/blue jerseys/white pants. We’ll guess the latter.

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