CHICAGO — Northwestern football has revealed new throwback jerseys to celebrate the 1995 Wildcats team on the 20th anniversary of their Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl season.
The jerseys, which honor the most successful Northwestern team of the past half-century, will be worn this Saturday against Iowa on Homecoming.
Here's a complete look at the full outfit, which was unveiled at the Under Armour Brand House in Chicago on Monday:
LOOK BACK. EXPLODE FORWARD. Inspired by the past, the #B1GCats will wear this 1995 #UAFlashback uniform Saturday. pic.twitter.com/JIYtm0vSWD— #B1GCats Football (@NUFBFamily) October 12, 2015
The only new piece is the jersey. Northwestern will wear its normal purple helmets and purple pants.
Here are a few more details:
Rose Bowl patch
The jersey features a patch on the front center of the collar that features the Rose Bowl logo and reads "20th Anniversary Season."
The old N-Cat logo is featured on both shoulders.
Back collar logo
The jerseys are a nod to the black and purple Russell Athletic outfits worn by the team in the 1996 Rose Bowl:
It was during a 31-20 win over Iowa that season that current Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, then an All-American linebacker, broke his leg. The injury caused him to miss the remainder of the season, including the Rose Bowl against USC.
The No. 20 Wildcats take on the undefeated, No. 17 Hawkeyes on Saturday in a game that will go a long way to determining the Big Ten West's representative in the conference's championship game in Indianapolis in December.
This will be the seventh different uniform combination the Wildcats have worn in seven weeks.