Arizona is debuting an all-red look for Friday's Territorial Cup showdown against rival Arizona State, per the program's official Twitter account.
A twitpic of a red helmet prototype circulated previously, but never made the Wildcats' official game day rotation. Friday will mark the first time Arizona has worn a red helmet since the 1980 season. The program abandoned red for white for over two decades, starting in the 1981 campaign. Via MG's Helmets:
The #RedOut suggests a movement to fill Arizona Stadium with red gear on Friday. Before the Zona Zoo began in 2002, Arizona's fan base was called the Red Sea, a title coined during the basketball program's run to the Final Four in the 1987-'88 season.
This year's Territorial Cup is perhaps a nod to eras of Wildcat sports past. It's also not the first time one of the two teams debuted a never-before-seen alternate uniform for the Duel in the Desert. In 1989, Arizona State sported an all-gold look. Arizona won that installment of the series, 28-10. ASU has never won the all-gold uniform since.
SBNation Arizona posted the below photo of Matt Scott holding one of the new helmets after practice on Sunday: