Photos: Purdue Switches Lids Before Kickoff, Unveils New Black Railroad-Style Helmets

The first trick play of the day was perfectly executed by Purdue — the Boilermakers just pulled off a great helmet swap before kickoff against Ohio State. The school has been promoting a blackout and teasing new railroad-style helmets all week, but they were nowhere to be seen during warm-ups:

As promised, the team did eventually come out wearing brand new helmets:

Here’s a close-up:

They are a quirky and different, and pretty Purdue-specific — I think that makes them a nice choice. Purdue fans, do you like the new look?


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