From 1965 until the program had its Old Yeller moment in 1997, Boston University's football team wore red helmets. But previously (at least since c. 1949), the Terriers wore white helmets, sometimes with numbers or even the school seal on the sides.
Here's what BU wore its last two years with white helmets, as part of a rather plain overall design. Not all the players in '64 wore numbers on the helmets, judging from grainy Boston Globe pictures of a home game I found -- with no yearbooks or newspapers archived online, BU is a tough team to research.
The uniform was jazzed up considerably later in the decade.
|Boston U. (in dark jersey) takes on Holy Cross at home in 1964.|
From The Crusader archives.
|UMass is the focus of this 1964 photo from the Massachusetts (not yet Daily) Collegian|
archives, but those are the Terriers in the white roads.