It's not often the Huskers wear red away from Memorial Stadium, but that'll be the case when Nebraska travels to face Oregon.

A Nebraska spokesman confirmed Friday that the Huskers plan to wear their home uniforms for the Sept. 9 game at Oregon. It'll be the first time in more than 40 years that NU will wear red jerseys for a non-neutral site road game (Nebraska traditionally has worn white jerseys with red pants on the road, but worn all white in other recent instances).

That's because the Ducks — known for their extravagant, Nike-sponsored uniforms — will have an all-white look when they face NU.

Oregon unveiled Thursday the uniforms it will wear against the Huskers. They feature white jerseys and pants with silver and neon yellow accents and a chrome helmet. The uniform is part of the school's "Stomp Out Cancer" movement, and they were designed with help from survivors of pediatric cancer.

This will be the first time since 1976 that Nebraska will wear red jerseys for a true road game. The last instance happened when top-ranked NU traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to face LSU in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers traditionally wear white jerseys at home, so that meant the Huskers were decked out in red.

That game — the 1976 season opener — ended in a 6-6 tie as the Huskers went on to finish that year 9-3-1 with an Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl victory over Texas Tech.

We'll find out in a couple weeks how the road red uniforms treat Nebraska this time around.

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