Nebraska football‘s third game of the season lands on Sept. 11, on what will be the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
A team from New York, the Buffalo Bulls, will be in Lincoln to face the Huskers that day. For the occasion, Nebraska is paying tribute to those affected in the attacks, and those who served in the military after the attacks.
Nebraska is breaking out a pretty subtle white camouflage pattern for the game. The team’s jerseys will be white with gray camo patterns, and darker gray striping. The numbers and other decals will be in red, giving Nebraska a familiar look here.
Adidas is also outfitting the Huskers with special white and red camo-patterned cleats. It’s a strong look for Scott Frost‘s program, in what is a fairly big non-conference matchup after last weekend’s result.
In honor of the 20 year anniversary of 9/11, @huskerfbnation will be wearing these commemorative camouflage jerseys against the University at Buffalo to honor those who were affected. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/S6FLASuBap
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) August 31, 2021
Nebraska football’s 2021 season got off to an extremely rocky start. The Huskers opened on the road at Illinois, falling pretty decisively 30-22.
“It looked like the same movie,” Frost admitted after the game. It certainly looked similar to the losses that have defined the first few years of his tenure at his alma mater.
Quarterback Adrian Martinez was the focal point of the offense, but still showed his limitations. His 111 rushing yards and touchdown on the ground paced the Huskers, who only managed 49 yards on the ground without him, but he also only completed 50-percent of his throws, and lost a crucial fumble late in the first half that was returned for a touchdown, giving Illinois a 16-9 lead entering the break.
Getting things right against what should be overmatched opponents in Weeks 2 and 3 is absolutely crucial for Frost and his club. The Huskers host FCS squad Fordham this Saturday, before that Buffalo game on Sept. 11. After that: a trip to former Big 12 rival, No. 2 Oklahoma.