As Northern Illinois prepares for the ultimate battle against Florida State in the 2013 Orange Bowl, the Huskies are hoping a change to their uniforms will play as a good-luck charm. The new wardrobe has been designed by Adidas and will provide a few interesting tweaks.
Darren Rovell of ESPN was one of the first to reveal the new look.
One of the first things you notice about the change is the red pants. Usually when Northern Illinois wears its white road uniform, it includes a black bottom. This is the first time in program history that it has introduced red pants to the wardrobe. It actually looks pretty slick and will make the players look like human candy canes during the holiday season.
Hey, I’m certainly not complaining.
The numbers are also a big change, as they are usually red on the white jersey. For this BCS matchup, the numbers will be gray, which really makes the overall jersey pop. For a much better look at the numbers on the jersey, check out the video below:
It goes without saying that the guys love the switch.
The Huskie logo will be featured on the right sleeve, while the word "Huskies" will be placed on the left sleeve, which can be seen when the players flex their muscles.
Northern Illinois finished the season 12-1 and will participate in the first BCS bowl in program history. Most would think that a change would be a bad thing for the school, which is currently on a magic carpet ride of a season. However, we have seen throughout college football how a new uniform can really spark the energy and motivate a team to perform well.
Whether the Huskies will be up to the task to take on the Seminoles remains to be seen, but at least they will look good on the football field when the game takes place.