Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Razorbacks to wear special helmet decals for Mississippi State game
This image provided by the Arkansas Razorbacks shows the helmet decal that will be worn during Saturday's game against Mississippi State.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will wear patriotic-themed helmet decals for its football game against No. 17 Mississippi State on Saturday.
The Razorback logo on the side of the helmets will be red, white and blue, and the helmets will include stickers on the back with the seals of six U.S. military branches — Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and National Guard.
Arkansas is wearing the helmets as part of its Military Appreciation Day, which will include a pregame military flyover. Three helicopters — two Black Hawks and one Lakota — will be flown by members of the Army National Guard from Camp Robinson in Little Rock.
The Razorbacks last wore the red, white and blue decals for a 52-3 victory over New Mexico on Sept. 10, 2011, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. That game was played one day before the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Arkansas’ game against Mississippi State is scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. and will be televised by SEC Network.
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