Iowa State University

 Hosts A Throwback Day To Remember

After this past weekend the college football odds makers might need to consider a new factor for their future predictions -- the Helmet Hut "Throwback Day" effect. On Saturday Iowa State, wearing their vintage 1977  uniforms collectively provided by Helmet Hut (helmet decals and striping) and its retro devoted partner Gridiron (overall uniforms), kicked a last minute field goal to upset their heavily favored (17.5 points) intrastate rival Iowa.
Iowa State chose to wear the retro uniforms Saturday to honor the thirty year anniversary of their 1977 Peach Bowl team. This year also happens to be the 30 year anniversary of the resumption in 1977 (after a 43 year absence) of the Iowa State / Iowa rivalry which is commonly referred to as "The Big Game."
Prior to the game, ISU equipment manager Troy Jepsen carefully striped and applied vintage 1977 helmet decals to brand new sunflower gold Riddell Revolution helmets using a 1977 ISU Helmet Hut authentic reproduction as a template. Troy stated that most of the current players wore the Revolution models because they provided a better fit compared to other modern helmets.
Although Iowa could not be persuaded to join in the throwback spirit this year things may change especially since Helmet Hut recently provided the school with a complete set of authentic reproduction helmets depicting their helmet history. This stunning collection is now on permanent display in their beautiful Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in Iowa City.
After Saturday's major upset don't be surprised to find that Iowa or other college teams catching the retro bug and performing major upsets in the near future --- it's a lock. (or should we just say it's the Helmet Hut "Throwback Day" effect!)

If interested in any of these  ISU  or  IOWA  helmets please click on the photos below.