On November 9, 2013 West Virginia played host to Texas at Milan Puskar Stadium at Mountaineer Field. The mountaineers took the field in pre-game warm ups in a brand new combo with gold helmets with blue jerseys and pants. However when they returned to the field for kickoff they were donning white helmets and blue face masks with throwback decals.
I remember really liking this helmet and I still like said helmet over the current white helmet. During the 2013 season Texas also was wearing a throwback helmet design so for the neck down it was an awesome throwback game.
Unfortunately the throwback helmet didn't mesh well with the current modern uniform especially with no white elements in the blue jerseys or pants. When the team wore the helmet the following year against Kansas State, they combined it with white pants and footwear which improved the look.
Sadly I think it was a missed opportunity for a full throwback uniform that can be used for time to time. In 2015 they altered the throwback helmet with the standard white face masks for games against Texas and Kansas State. What do you think, love it, hate it? Let us know!
Here's some additional shots from the game: