Blackout? Nah ... Southern Miss, UTEP win Halloween uni contest

Sep 6, 2014; Hattiesburg, MS, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles quarterback Nick Mullens (9) gestures during the second half of their game against the Alcorn State Braves at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports FOX Sports

A Halloween "blackout?" That's no big deal; it's become a pretty regular thing over the last couple seasons in college football, and there are numerous schools -- including Texas A&M, Utah, Washington and Kentucky -- planning to roll out alternate black threads Saturday night.

But Southern Miss and UTEP are taking things to another level with a perfectly Halloween-themed uniform matchup. In a Conference USA contest in Hattiesburg, the home Eagles will be wearing their standard all-black home uniforms and the visiting Miners will be wearing their traditional home orange unis.

The black-and-orange theme had to be specially approved by Conference USA, which apparently has some Halloween spirit.