I know blue outs were attempted probably 10 years ago and were pretty much a fail. Maize clearly pops more when the (majority) of the stadium wears it. Of course we've never really been able to accomplish a complete maize out, although the UTL games have been pretty close.
Since we're going to be wearing all blue for UTLIII, do you think a blue out gets attempted? If everyone wore blue and they handed out maize pom poms it would still look pretty cool.
I remember when we played Iowa at night in 2009 they did a blackout but gave out gold pom poms: