How do you wear a throwback when you never change your uniform? Penn State answered that question earlier this summer, and now Nebraska has as well.
The Huskers announced Thursday they will wear throwbacks mimicking their 1997 national championship team on Oct. 7 against Wisconsin. With five All-Americans, an Outland winner, a Lombardi winner and an average margin of victory of 30 points, this team could stand toe-to-toe with the best of Nick Saban's Alabama teams.
Watch this and tell me college football ever got better than this.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) July 27, 2017
As you'll see below, the throwbacks aren't exactly throwbacks, more like tossbacks. The 1990's staple mesh jersey material is back, but surrounded by Adidas's trademark barbed wire shoulder material.
It's interesting that Nebraska/Adidas chose Wisconsin as the opponent to wear these against. Wisconsin has always been the opponent when the Huskers break out new uniforms, but that's because, until last year, Wisconsin was also an Adidas client so the Three Stripes could turn Huskers-Badgers into an Adidas showcase. Wisconsin is with Under Armour now, but they're still Adidas's chosen opponent for Nebraska's once-a-year uniform change-up.
The script Huskers logo is also back. Nebraska needs to bring this back full-time. Stat.
Photo credits: Nebraska/Adidas