Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, October 22, 2011

The Northwestern football team will debut new adidas alternate uniforms when it hosts Penn State at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN. The uniform features an all-purple look, with "Wildcats" written on the left thigh and claw marks on the shoulders, and an all-silver helmet, with the players' number on the side. Here's another look at the uniform. Photos are courtesy of Northwestern grad Darren Rovell's Twitter account. Any thoughts on the uniform?

Without seeing the new look in person, it appears to be pretty sharp. One thing's for sure: It will be fun to see something so modern going up against Penn State's old-school, all-white road uniform. The helmet is awesome – always a fan of the numbers on the side – and, to me, it makes up for whatever adidas did with the uniform. Not many teams try to pull off the all-purple uniform, but this one just might succeed.

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