Simply put, Northwestern needs a win against an 0-3 Ohio on Saturday to prevent its season from entering a doomsday scenario. Luckily for ‘Cats fans, it appears the program is aware of that, as it announced via tweet that NU would wear a lucky uniform combination against the Bobcats:
Saturday's Threads #GoCats | @coachfitz51 pic.twitter.com/r9fF3ZsdoQ— Northwestern Football (@NUFBFamily) September 23, 2021
The uniform features the Wildcats’ flagship purple jersey and black pants and helmets with matching purple “Block N” logos outlined in white. According to former Daily Northwestern staffer (and newly-announced Washington Post editor) Ella Brockway, NU is undefeated in this uniform, winning all six of the contests it has played in these particular threads. The ‘Cats’ most recent win in the combo came in their 30-14 victory over UNLV in 2019.
POV: You’re the person tweeting out the uni combo stats— Ella Brockway (@ellabrockway) September 23, 2021
Record in P-B-B: 6-0
Last worn: UNLV, 2019
Fun fact: This is one of four (4) combos that @NUFBFamily a) has worn at least twice and b) is undefeated in https://t.co/lEUib2cvdt pic.twitter.com/wTL8w0wZFH
Northwestern will take on Ohio at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, and the matchup will be televised on Big Ten Network. Here’s hoping the purple-black-black combo keeps up its winning ways.