The Wildcats’ “Grape” jerseys are back, but this time they include a special “N” decal on the helmet to honor American veterans with Veteran’s Day right around the corner. According to The Daily Northwestern’s Ella Brockway, Northwestern football has not worn the purple pants and jersey combo since the Music City Bowl or the purple pants and jersey with a white helmet since the win over Nevada — both of which took place in the 2017 season.
The biggest, most important news you will hear today: The Grapes are Back.— Ella Brockway (@ellabrockway) November 6, 2020
First time in the purple pants/jersey combo since the 2017 Music City Bowl. First time in the P-P-W combo since a 2017 win over Nevada. https://t.co/6JoRz2Q9ej pic.twitter.com/xzlgoXiLS5
After weeks in all-black and all-white uniforms, Northwestern will highlight its primary color in the battle of the NUs this Saturday.