95% of People Can't Figure out Which College These Blurred Football Helmets Belong! Do you Know?

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Jody Mabry

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Each college football team has its own brand, most commonly identified by the helmet worn by its players. But could you distinguish Florida State from Florida A&M just from an image? Take this quiz to see how well you know your college football teams and their helmets!

Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The University of Alabama has a simple helmet - a deep crimson with white numbers that designate each player. The helmet is perhaps the most classic and most recognizable in the history of college football - rivaling Notre Dame.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The tradition of stickers on the side of football helmets began with Ohio State. While there are varying versions, in 1968 it is believed that as the Buckeyes moved toward the championship game, longtime-trainer Ernie Biggs came up with the idea of rewarding the players's feats with helmet stickers. The tradition stuck and now dozens of teams have adopted the practice.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

In the football program's 70-year history the Florida State Seminoles have sported more than 20 helmet styles. With designs from a warrior to a tomahawk -- and the eventual golden spear designed by Head Coach Bobby Bowden -- the Seminoles have always had a distinctive look.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The Huskies started with a purple helmet with a gold "W" on its side, but since the '70s have switched the colors to a gold helmet with a purple "W" on its side.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

When it comes to a long tradition of success, a team must decide whether they will stick with a classic look or set a modern trend. The Trojans have had several design changes over the years, although many were subtle. In1972, the classic logo of a Trojan on the side of the helmet was released. Since then, there have been at least seven variations of the Trojan. However, the color scheme of the helmet itself has changed little.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Few schools with so much tradition have held onto their helmet design as well as the Penn State Nittany Lions. The helmet is white with a blue stripe down the middle.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Clemson got rid of the "C" reminiscent of the Chicago Bears in the '70s. Since then they have had one of the more stylish helmets in college football. It features an orange helmet with a white paw on the side.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Oklahoma has a strong tradition and, for the most part, has remained consistent with its helmet design. Where many teams have had multiple changes, the Sooners have maintained a version of the interlocking "OU" on their helmets since 1966.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Auburn has a long tradition of winning and the team's helmets are one of the most distinguishable in college football. A white helmet with deep blue lettering outlined in orange is their trademark, along with an orange and a blue stripe splitting the helmet.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

While many current school helmets have their base in the '60s and '70s, the Michigan Wolverines first got their unique "winged" helmets in 1938. While there have been some changes to the helmets since - numbers to the side, variations in the wing, and slight color changes - the look has remained consistently Michigan.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

LSU's royal colors of yellow and purple have always been a prominent feature of their helmets, except for three special occasions since 1995 that the team wore a white helmet. The modern helmet is yellow with the letters "LSU" across the side.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The University of Wisconsin has remained consistent with its helmets, maintaining the red and white theme, although swapping from the past red base and white "W" to a modern white base and red "W."

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Few helmets better represent a state and mascot better than the iconic orange longhorn on the side of the University of Texas's helmet. The use of a Longhorn has been on the team's helmet since 1961, and while it has had several variations, the look has remained consistent.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Oklahoma State is one of the few schools which features a caricature of a man on the side of its helmet. While there have been several adaptations of the school's mascot, "Pistol Pete," few are as popular as the 2017 version.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The Georgia team colors and "G" logo are featured on the helmet. Since 1964, the helmet has had a white facemask for all but one game. In the 1991 Independence Bowl, the Bulldogs had a black facemask.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The University of Florida has an iconic orange helmet with the word "Gators" scripted in blue across the side. The biggest style changes were an "F" and "UF" on the side of the helmet

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Stanford has no official mascot. The tree on the logo is based on a redwood tree in the neighboring city, Palo Alto. The tree can also be seen on the Stanford seal.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

There is no doubt that a cardinal is the mascot of Louisville. However, few colleges have seen more unique variations of their helmets than Louisville.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The University of Tennessee has seen the least change in their helmet in the SEC during the last forty years. A white helmet with an orange line splitting the halves and the well-known "T" on the side has been the football team's trademark look since 1977. The only change has been in the adjustment of the "T" size and slight text adjustments.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Few helmets and programs are more iconic to American football than that of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and their "golden dome" helmets. The Notre Dame helmet hasn't changed much in its long history and is arguably the most identifiable helmet in both college and pro football.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

NIke designed the Oregon logo in 2001, but the single "O" means more than you might think and represents both of Oregon's sports traditions. The inside of the "O" represents the outline of Hayward Field for track and field. The outer circle represents the football stadium, Autzen.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Kansas State has had its ups and downs on the field. They've also had considerable changes in helmet styles since they began competing. While their first four primary designs featured a white helmet or a white helmet with numbers on the side, more modern helmets feature a popular wildcat design on a silver or purple base.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Miami's helmet was one of the most iconic of the '90s and early 2000s - but those were their glory years. While the "U" logo hasn't changed since 1972, the helmets have had variations in orange, green and white.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The University of South Florida has introduced a variety of color schemes in the last couple decades, although the helmet design has remained consistent with the outline of a bull on the side. Colors have ranged from green to gold and white.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Virginia Tech's helmet can best explain their version of "VT" as the swept look. The burgundy base color and white "VT" are classically '80s and '90s, but modern enough to stay cool. At least they did away with the state outline, which became less popular over time.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The interlocking "WV" of the West Virginia helmet is a mix of modern and classic. With a deep blue base and mustard yellow block letters the look is attractive and can likely outlast any era.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

In 2014, the Wolfpack released one of the most unique helmet designs in football history. The helmet maintained the NC State logo which is similar in design to Stanford, but added what amounts to a wolf mask and eyes looking out the back.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Washington State has a unique styling of their logo. The helmets feature a "WS" where the "S" also leads into both a "C" for cougars as well as the face of a cougar with its mouth open.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The University of Arkansas has maintained a red helmet at least since 1964. However, the sprinting razorback on the side of the helmet has changed throughout that time in design and shape.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The Mississippi State helmet is still commonly remembered as an entangled lettering of MSU in white across a deep-red helmet. The modern white helmet stamped with an M with the word "State" across it has been largely criticized for stepping away from a classic look.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The University of Pittsburgh has changed its helmet color and variations multiple times over the years. Their helmets have been yellow, gold, black and blue. But one thing that has remained consistent is the word "Pitt" on the side.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

TCU's Horned Frogs -- a unique mascot in college athletics. The "TCU" logo hovering over a villainous Horned Frog has been the only logo since 1995.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

UCLA has only had two primary logos since 1964. The first was a cursive "Ucla." The second and current logo is a thicker and bolder version, along with "Bruins" across the bottom, on the tail of the "a." The helmets have been popular in both blue and gold.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The Colorado buffalo has always played a key role on the helmet as have the gold and black school colors. While past helmets portrayed the "CU" atop the buffalo, modern helmet designs focus the helmet as the head of a buffalo in charge.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The Boise State helmet is designed to represent the wild broncos once known to roam Idaho. While there have been three distinct differences in the logo since 1974, they have all featured the Bronco mascot. The current logo is similar to the last, featuring a Bronco head but without the school's name.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

For years, Georgia Tech has had an agreement with Russell Athletics. However, at the start of the 2018 season, Georgia Tech will partner with big-name Adidas. Does this also signal a change from the traditional "GT" logo? Time will tell.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The Aggies have kept a similar helmet design throughout the years, however there have been several variations of that design. The biggest changes have come with the lettering and the design of the "T - AM" on the side of the helmet.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Utah has been one of few college football teams to make consistent changes in their uniform. The red and white school colors are easy to play with and the block "U" on the helmet fits with nearly any design change surrounding it.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Since football moved to the hard-shell design in 1942, BYU has experienced at least eight style changes, the last seven featuring the "Y" on the side of the helmet on top of either a blue or white base.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

South Carolina has seen little change in the logo on the side of the helmet. However, the school has changed from red to black to white several times in the last few decades. White is the current look and provides a modern appeal to lighter colors.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Northwestern has one of the best color schemes to work with in sports. With black, white and purple the school has had many changes over the years - some good and some not so much. The current helmet is a take on an old classic letter "N" on the side with a white helmet. It's simple and clean.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Whether using a blue or white helmet, the Tarheels have stayed true to their UNC logo - with minor changes. However, in recent years, changes in branding and suggested designs indicate that the UNC logo might be a thing of the past.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The helmet is white. The block "N" is red. The stripe and face mask is red. It's been that way forever and it's doubtful anyone in Cornhusker territory is open to change.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The Iowa Hawkeyes utilize the black and yellow school colors to emphasize strength and determination with their helmets. The main changes have come with the design of the hawkeye, which has caused some confusion with schools like Southern Miss who have a similar design of a golden eagle.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Color swapping between the lettering and the helmet has become a popular trend in modern helmets. The University of Kentucky switched the helmet from blue to white, and the single white"K" to a blue overlapped "UK" in the mid-2000s.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Ole Miss has moved away from their "rebel" logo to a scripted "Ole Miss" on a dark blue helmet split with a red stripe down the middle. The switch from a caricature logo to script has been a popular change.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Let's face it, gold and green look great together. The Baylor Bears take a classic '90s look to their helmet with vibrantly distinctive colors to create a series of great helmets produced in both matte finish and glossy.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

Vanderbilt has a unique color-scheme that allows for a variety of attractive designs that the school has taken advantage of over the years. With a pallet of Vegas-gold, black and white, the colors have been interchangeable while the design stays similar. Vanderbilt has changed the appearance of their helmet perhaps more than any other team in the SEC.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

The Michigan State Spartans have had about as many variations of the same helmet theme as any other school in college football. Still, three things remain consistent - The colors green and white and a Spartan variation on the side.

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Which college's helmet is shown in this image?

For decades, Southern Miss was known for its bruising defense. This is highlighted in the black and gold of their uniform and helmets. The helmets feature the school's name across the side with a gold stripe down the middle on a black helmet. The look is both modern and sleek.

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