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A look at the World War II-inspired uniforms that No. 23 Utah will wear against No. 3 Oregon, plus what the Ducks are wearing

No. 23 Utah will be wearing special jerseys for its clash against No. 3 Oregon at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

A Utah football player wears an all -grey uniform
A look at the World War II-inspired uniforms that No. 23 Utah will wear against No. 3 Oregon.
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No. 23 Utah will be wearing special jerseys for its clash against No. 3 Oregon at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday.

Earlier this year, the Utes unveiled a uniform combination that pays tribute to the United States Navy ship USS Salt Lake City and its crew, which had the most combat engagements in the Pacific Fleet during World War II.

It earned the nickname “One Ship Fleet” and earned 11 battle stars.

Utah’s uniforms are dark grey — the color of the ship — with camouflage accents on the shoulders and sides of the pants that match the camouflage painted on the USS Salt Lake City.

There is also a battle star on one of the shoulders so that when the Utes are on the field, there will be 11 battle stars to represent the 11 battle stars the ship earned.

“One Ship Fleet” is on the back neckline of the jersey.

The uniform is topped off by a helmet depicting the USS Salt Lake City in a battle. Each helmet was hand-painted by artist Armando Villarreal.

A referee will use a rare coin used on the USS Salt Lake City for the coin toss, and U.S. Navy jets will fly over the stadium during the national anthem as part of Military Appreciation Day.

Oregon, famous for its limitless number of Nike uniform combinations, will wear a white jersey with green accents, green pants and a green helmet with yellow accents.