For one game yet to be determined this season, Nebraska football will wear alternate home jerseys honoring the 1983 Husker “Scoring Explosion” team.
After hinting for days, NU unveiled the alternate jerseys on social media on Monday. Although a tweet didn’t specifically mention the uniform as Nebraska’s alternate look – it closely resembles the current uniform – a Husker spokesperson confirmed it was another.
The red jersey has a white N on the shoulder. The white pants have red stripes on them; When current Nebraska coach Scott Frost arrived, he ditched the pant stripes in favor of the stripeless look worn by some of the top Husker teams in the 1990s.
The look continues a Nebraska trend of adopting alternates that could easily serve as the team’s standard uniform. Last season in Oklahoma, NU wore striped pants that weren’t immediately noticed by some in the press box.
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In 2017, NU wore uniforms that honored the 1997 team, which approximates the look Nebraska wears today. It’s a far cry from NU’s first Big Ten replacements, worn a decade ago against Wisconsin, in which the Adidas design resembled something closer to superhero attire.