BYU Football will introduce a new Royal Blue helmet against Baylor

PROVO, Utah – Saturday’s game between No. 21 BYU football and No. 9 Baylor is a big one. Big games bring out fresh new teams for college football teams.

That’s what will happen to BYU on Saturday night, as they wear their new “Blue Lightning” helmet against the Bears.

Last season, BYU had a royal blue helmet with a matte finish. That one is out. The “blue ray” is in fashion.

The new Lightning cap, announced in May, has a chrome finish. BYU has never worn a chrome helmet before. They’ve had chrome face masks before, but never a full helmet.

Blue Lightning has been a popular helmet worn by BYU during photo shoots with recruits and many of the players on this year’s team.

Speaking of photo shoots, Baylor’s game uniform combination reveals a player running through glass. Which prompted BYU tight end Isaac Rex to write on Instagram: “Who [sic] is running through the glass?

The rest of the uniform BYU will wear against Baylor is royal blue. BYU calls this setting “Royal Color Rush.”

Last season, BYU wore the “Royal Rush” uniform against Arizona and won 24-16. Before Arizona’s game last season, BYU hadn’t worn a royal blue helmet since the 1960s.

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Baylor has not announced what they will wear for Saturday night’s top 25. Last season, the Bears brought out the “Sailor Bear” helmet, which was a popular style. He inspired BYU to place a “Sailor Coug” decal on the back of his navy blue helmet. Baylor won last year’s meeting 38-24.

BYU versus Baylor begins at 8:15 pm on ESPN and KSL NewsRadio. Pregame coverage on KSL Radio begins at 6 p.m. on 102.7 FM, 1160 AM and the KSL NewsRadio app.

BYU 2022 Football Kit Combinations By Week

at USF | All White with Navy Trim | Win, 50-21

Baylor | royal fever |

in Oregon

Wyoming

state of utah

against Notre Dame

Arkansas

on freedom

eastern carolina

in the state of boise

utah tech

Stanford

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday 12-3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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