After opening its season with two home games, Northwestern goes on the road this weekend to face Duke for an afternoon game. On Thursday, the ‘Cats announced that they’ll be rocking white tops, purple pants and white helmets contrasted by the purple ‘Block N’ logo for the road opener via their Twitter account, @NUFBFamily.
The white jerseys are a staple in Northwestern’s road uniform combos, so it is no surprise that the ‘Cats will be donning them in their first road game of the year. However, according to former Daily Northwestern writer Ella Brockway, this uniform combination with the white helmets and purple pants has not been worn since a 2018 game in which Northwestern beat Rutgers:
Hello. It's me again!— Ella Brockway (@ellabrockway) September 16, 2021
Record in W-P-W combo: 2-1
Last worn: Rutgers win, 2018
Fun fact: Northwestern is undefeated (2-0) in this helmet (white base, purple N, white facemask) https://t.co/1eAbtWkEzj
The white face masks will be making their second appearance in a row, and, as mentioned above, Northwestern is undefeated in this particular helmet combination (note the limited sample size), which consists of a white base, purple N and white face mask.
Northwestern at Duke kicks off on Saturday at 3 p.m. CST and will be aired on the Atlantic Coast Conference Network (ACCN).