The devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston and Gulf Coast this week has been hard to watch unfold, and as the area continues to overcome this disaster, college football teams are making sure those affected know they’re not alone.
The college football community is stretching support for people affected by the flooding across the country with a fleet of helmet decals for this weekend’s opening slate of games, keeping Houston and its surrounding areas in players’ and fans’ thoughts even as football season kicks off.
On Thursday night, Ohio State and Indiana started by donning a Houston Strong decal in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts across the country:
Marshall took the logo, and added its signature cheer, letting everyone know "We Are... Houston."
We're honored to support Houston & all of the Coastal Bend that has been affected by Hurricane Harvey by wearing this special decal Saturday pic.twitter.com/uhSkq9DRgO— Marshall Equipment (@HerdEquipment) September 1, 2017
A few teams decided to join together and utilize a Hurricane Harvey decal featuring a cyclone shape, the state of Texas, and a heart over the Gulf Coast and Houston area, including Utah, who face North Dakota State on Thursday evening:
Both Texas A&M and UCLA, who face off on Sunday:
Mississippi State went with a pretty cool custom style all its own, with a bulldog spread across the outline of Texas for its opener against Charleston Southern on Saturday:
And Florida also went with a unique design for its season opener against Michigan, opting for a tear drop filled with the Texas state flag:
Florida will wear special helmet decal vs. Michigan to help bring awareness to the families impacted by Hurricane Harvey pic.twitter.com/FF9zLwKu10— Saturday Down South (@SDS) August 31, 2017
Memphis took its own route and waved the Houston flag before its Thursday night matchup with Louisiana-Monroe:
Memphis honoring the University of Houston tonight. pic.twitter.com/51pNsU2Zk4— Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) September 1, 2017
Maryland and Texas have also joined in with these decals displaying a heart over the Texas silhouette for their season openening matchup.