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.
We'll find out in a couple weeks how the road red uniforms treat Nebraska this time around.
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Tommie Frazier sports cleats with the "Three Stripe" logo in the first game of the 1995 season against Oklahoma State. This was the first time Nebraska football wore Adidas gear.
The Adidas logo could only be seen on shoes for that first game. It wouldn't appear on the rest of the Husker gear until later in the season.
By mid-October, the Adidas logo had found its way to the Nebraska uniforms. Here it is on the front right of No. 91 Ryan Terwilliger's jersey.
Tommie Frazier even rocked Adidas sweatbands on his wrists against Missouri on Oct. 14, 1995.
The Adidas logo can be seen on Damon Benning's jersey and pants, but his gloves show a different brand.
Ahman Green makes a cut in his Adidas turf cleats against Kansas State, a Nike school, on Oct. 21, 1995.
Jason Peter celebrates a sack with what appears to be a simple, grey T-shirt under his Adidas jersey. The form-fitting undershirts players wear today were still years away.
Adidas also supplied gear for the Husker coaches. Tom Osborne shows off the logo on his jacket when shaking hands with Colorado's Rick Neuheisel on Oct. 28, 1995.
Adidas logos can be seen all over this shot of Brook Berringer.
The kickers got Adidas gear too. Kris Brown wore high Adidas socks while he boots this field goal against Oklahoma on Nov. 24, 1995. The holder even has Adidas gloves.
Adidas certainly loved the branding on this iconic picture of Tommie Frazier's touchdown run against Florida in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl. This shot graced the cover of The World-Herald the next day.