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Northwestern to wear rare uniform combination against Michigan State

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For the first time since 2016!

NCAA FOOTBALL: NOV 26 Illinois at Northwestern Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Northwestern announced on Wednesday that the ‘Cats will be wearing purple pants, black uniforms and black helmets with the block ‘N’ in Saturday’s Big Ten opener against Michigan State.

The announcement was preceded by clips of former Wildcat running back Damien Anderson’s playing days, followed by highlights of his son, Drake. The latter had a breakout performance last week against UNLV.

According to the Daily’s Ella Brockway, this will be the first time the ‘Cats have worn this uniform combination since a 2016 victory over Illinois.

While the ‘Cats have worn purple pants, black uniforms and black helmets three times since Under Armour took over as Northwestern’s manufacturer, this is the first time they will wear a black helmet with the black N rather than a Wildcat design.

What do you think of this uni combo for Saturday’s game?