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Florida State will have been off the field for four weeks when it arrives at Doak Campbell Stadium to take on Duke on Saturday. Also returning is our weekly segment with Tallahassee rapper and FSU super fan, TaReef KnockOut.
TaReef not only wants the Seminoles to win each week, but he wants them to look good while doing it. In the past, TaReef popularized hashtags such as #PackTheGarnetPants and #WhiteOutTheIrish.
Over the past few seasons, he was the most vocal voice on social media in his push for white jersey numbers to return to the home jerseys. Each week, TaReef will give his insight on the uniform selections for FSU and its opponent from the previous week and weigh in on what the Seminoles and their next opponent should wear for the contest upcoming.
In what will be the final game in Tallahassee this season, FSU will host Duke in a match-up of 2-win teams. The Seminoles are 20-0 all-time against the Blue Devils.
TaReef KnockOut Weighs In
What should FSU wear this week against Duke?
It’s the perfect game to bring out the all-black uniforms. I’d love to see this look once before the season officially ends. Traditional helmets though. I hope the two-tone alternate lid is never worn again.
What should Duke wear this week?
Duke has a few looks they can go with as far as helmets, and pants for any road games. I also love their uni-reveals every week they do for social media. I think they go with blue, white, blue.
Do you have a personal favorite uniform combination for FSU?
I do. Anyone who’s followed my uniform tweets and rants for a few years now knows I love garnet pants on the road. I think the gold lids, white jerseys, and garnet pants are the best looking uniform in college football. So when I use my hashtag #PackTheGarnetPants, it’s go time. Which reminds me — FSU has one away game remaining.
Recent Uniform History vs. Duke
FSU has played Duke at home since 2012, but in 2013, the two schools met in Charlotte for the ACC Championship. In that one, both schools wore their home uniforms. In the home look, FSU has worn garnet and gold in each of the last two home meetings.
Back in 2007, FSU got its first win wearing all black and did so against Duke. It was just the second time in program history that FSU wore black. In 2004, FSU wore all garnet in a 29-7 home win over Duke. Prior to that, FSU went traditional in each of the previous six home contests against the Blue Devils.
Uniform combinations haven’t meant much against Duke. The Seminoles have never lost in the series.