New Mexico State hasn’t received road jerseys for 2018

By David Kenyon

New Mexico State and Minnesota are ready to square off Thursday night in Minneapolis, but the visitors are dealing with a jersey issue.

According to Minnesota, the Aggies have not yet received their road uniforms for the fall. As a result, the Golden Gophers will be rocking all-white gear at home instead of their traditional dark jerseys.

The Big Ten has approved the one-time change.

You’d think equipment issues of this magnitude would be avoided at a top-division program — especially since New Mexico State has already played a home game this season — but mistakes happen.

On the bright side for Minnesota players, it’s a chance to break out the brand new Nike uniforms earlier than expected. The Gophers don’t have a road game until Sep. 22 against Big Ten foe Maryland.