There is no denying the pride in a school's football program. That's why the right uniform is an essential part of game day. Whether it's a "white out" or a "black out" or simply donning tradition, the uniform rallies the students and alum under one common bond.
So, who has the best uniform in DII football?
NCAA DII put the football fans to the test via social media. Here are a few that received a lot of attention.
There was an overwhelming response for Northwest Oklahoma State football. The Rangers have a variety of uniforms, mixing up all different combos. On any given Saturday, you may find them in all black, white on red, or all red. This combo may be the best of the best.
Week 8 Uniform Combo pic.twitter.com/gS0CImfiBJ— NWO$U EQ (@RangerEquipment) October 18, 2017
The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats got a lot of mentions as well. While the green-on-green and all-white uniforms are a frightening sight for any team walking into Maryville, perhaps the Bearcats best uniforms were for Military Appreciation Day.
The Bearcats weren't alone in saluting our troops as plenty of teams joined in with special helmets and jerseys for the day. Here are a few that stood out.
Wayne State Warriors
This coming weekend, Grand Valley State is honoring Veteran's Day by breaking out these Navy-inspired "Dress White" uniforms.
Another program that received a few shoutouts was Northwood University. The Timberwolves helmets, adorned with the huge head of a Timberwolf, is certainly an intimidating sight on Saturdays.Angelo State has a whole slew of uniform combos that rank amongst the best in DII football. While the "Gold Out" uniforms probably garner the most excitement, there is simply something about the old school NFL Rams uniforms that make them a favorite.
How about these helmets from Lindenwood?
Cool mascot? Check. Putting cool mascot on the football helmet? Check. The Colorado School of Mines Orediggers win in the uniform game.Bemidji State also received a few shout outs. The black on black with green numbers definitely look sharp in the snowier weather of Minnesota.
Slippery Rock has some cool uniforms. Whether it is the green on white, grey on white or all-white, something about staring down an opponent with the words The Rock etched across the front seems right.
Here are a few others who grab attention on game day:
Southeastern Oklahoma State's alternative uniform (featuring Bolt on the helmet).West Florida and their unique color combos. Valdosta State's gray uniforms are pretty sharp. Sioux Falls all white uniforms stand out.