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FAU game footballs different?

I noticed this the last game as a FG soared passed me in the stands, but reminded of it when I saw BMarkey's game pictures in another post.

Has anyone ever noticed the off-color of FAU game balls?  I was wondering what the deal was with that.  Anyone know?

Seems very odd to me.  I looked at more pictures and it seems we don't use the same type of ball all the time.  And no, this isn't just a ball for the kicking game as you'll see in the pictures I attached courtesy of BMarkey's site.

The only thing I can think of is ASU used their own ball.  If that's the case than that's just garbage.

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Each team uses its own balls. They even have the schools' logos on them. FAU's footballs do seem to be lighter and more orange in color.
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BMarkey,

I may be wrong but I think each team uses the home team's ball within games.  If you notice in a couple of the pictures, those are different balls in the same game.

I think this is an NCAA rule, actually.  If not, we should've brought a nurf Turbo football to UF!

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I'll have to go back and look at older pictures, but I was under the impression that each school uses its logo ball when on offense. I assume it must be the same size, weight, inflation percentage, etc.

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South Florida game

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In that game, I have pictures showing a ball with a Nike logo and others with "Wilson" on both sides. Some have the FAU logo.
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Yeah, they all should be FAU and nike logo balls, but the attached picture shows a ball that's much different.  I mean the threads on the ball are even black!

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That's the Wilson ball. I have many pictures of it. Maybe it's ASU's ball.
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d. During the entire game, either team may use a new or nearly new ball
of its choice when it is in possession, providing the ball meets the
required specifications and has been measured and tested according to
rule (Exception: The official NCAAfootball shall be used for theDivisions I-AA, II and III championships).

According to the NCAA Football Rule book, Rule 1-2, Section 3

And I was always under the impression that the visiting team brought their own balls as the QB may have a certain preference with psi etc…
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That's what I thought.
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Interesting.  That's like a visiting baseball team bringing their own balls to the game.

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