WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – NOVEMBER 03: General view of Iowa Hawkeyes helmets are seen during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 3, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)Black and Gold has been Iowa’s color scheme for decades, but the team has largely used black jerseys with gold pants for home games and white jerseys with black and gold trim for away games. But the Hawkeyes plan to change things up this year, and are introducing a special jersey for a special game.On Thursday the football team unveiled the special jerseys that they will be wearing on October 12 against Penn State. The bold design is all gold with black trim and feather shapes sticking out from the neck.Going BOLD for Our Dear Old GOLD | #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/utbMrQJgcz— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) June 27, 2019October 12th. It’ll be golden | #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/w3l1X8QXXe— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) June 27, 2019 The new jerseys were revealed with a Nike hype video and were very well received by the players.What do we have here?? pic.twitter.com/gTwa1BuTEX— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) June 27, 2019The design is a clear throwback to another former Iowaw design, but using gold instead of black as the primary color.Oh boy, back to this design! pic.twitter.com/8jk3iqSMG7— Austin Jeschke (@austin_jeschke) June 27, 2019Though the fan reaction was a bit mixed, most were generally very excited by the new designs, giving their stamps of approving on social media. Even some non-Iowa fans couldn’t help but admire the design.Excellent. You have my blessing. #TheHawkFather https://t.co/YFa6wnBJHq— The Hawk Father (@TheHawkFather) June 27, 2019From a Tennessee fan, these look pretty good! Love the gold on gold.— Horses in the back (@Orange__White) June 27, 2019💥I’ve wanted change or more special uni’s for years‼️👍👍😆— Kred (@kensylr) June 27, 2019Damn these are amazing. From an MSU fan— Jad Safadi (@jad_safadi) June 27, 2019It’s unclear at this time if the Hawkeyes will be utilizing these jerseys beyond the game against Penn State though.As with almost any new uniform, it has its critics…Lol https://t.co/DmhyiFbyu9— Wide Right & Natty Lite (@WideRtNattyLt) June 27, 2019 pic.twitter.com/o6ta0le61U— Drew (@DR73SEN) June 27, 2019But who knows? Maybe they’ll look even better in person.