Clothes Call: Purdue's new black alternate helmet

Purdue is going with a Black Out for today’s game vs. No. 4 Ohio State on BTN/BTN2Go. And, yes, that includes a new black matte alternate helmet. The Boilermakers went with a slow reveal of the helmet, decorated with train tracks down the middle, and didn’t debut it until they came out of the tunnel before kickoff. They warmed up in their primary lid.

Here is Danny Etling warming up before the game:

And here he is during the game:

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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

One former Purdue star is a big fan of the lids:

And, in case you missed it, here’s the video of the players’ reaction to the new helmet from earlier this week.

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Josh on 11/2/2013 @ 12:50pm EDT Said:

Been waiting for this since they switched to gold in the 90’s.

Russ Hall on 11/2/2013 @ 4:01pm EDT Said:

You can put a new coat of paint on a turd, but it’s still a turd!! Great Buckeye romp in West “LAUGHayette” at the ‘Lemon-ade’ stand!!! If it wasn’t for OSU fans that dump would have been less than half full! GO BUCKS!!!! 21-0 under the Urban Legend!

Jerry Johns on 9/15/2014 @ 2:57pm EDT Said:

I wonder why all fans hate Luckeye fans?