WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Iowa and Purdue football players used their helmets to pay respect to the armed forces Saturday on Military Appreciation Day.
The right side of Iowa’s helmet had a red, white and blue tigerhawk to honor all U.S. veterans and those serving in each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The left side was left empty as a way to honor service men and women who lost their lives while defending their country. Iowa did the same thing in a 2011 victory over Michigan at Kinnick Stadium.
The “P’ on Purdue’s helmets was also red, white and blue.
“What can I say,” Ferentz said. “We live in the greatest country in America. Guys playing football get to do it because we choose to. Same thing with a lot of things we get to do in our country. There’s been a heavy price to pay for that. It’s a good reminder for our football team.”
The Hawkeyes won the game, 38-14.
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