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Arizona Wildcats to wear chrome helmets vs. Houston Cougars

The helmets will have “Houston Strong” decals on the back


The Arizona Wildcats will bring back the chrome red helmets for Saturday’s important game vs. the Houston Cougars, the program revealed Friday on Twitter.

They will be accompanied by a blue jersey and red pants.

Also cool: Arizona’s chrome helmets will have “Houston Strong” decals on them in support of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Of course, the last time Arizona wore the chrome helmets, a lot of good things happened.

If you don’t remember (a lot of people seem to forget, so I am always quick to remind them), Arizona ran for a school-record 511 yards, and beat ASU 56-35 without throwing a pass in the second half.

The Wildcats have never worn this specific uniform combination (chrome, blue, and red), but they are 2-0 since 2005 when wearing red helmets, blue jerseys, and red pants, according to

Arizona will try to improve that mark to 3-0 on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. MST and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU.

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