The last five games, the purple and white hasn't worked out too well for Northwestern.
Perhaps, then, the red, white and blue of Old Glory will help the Wildcats snap out of their funk.
Monday, Northwestern tweeted out pictures of the uniforms the team will wear in its next game, Nov. 16 vs. Michigan, and the duds are vastly more patriotic than the Cats' traditional unis.
[MORE: Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 10]
Per the tweets, the uniforms are being worn to honor the United States' military servicemen and women in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project. The uniforms will be auctioned off after the game, with 100 percent of the profits going toward the Wounded Warrior Project.
Following the game, uniforms will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. pic.twitter.com/l2Pg1SAiwB— #B1GCats Football (@NUFBFamily) November 4, 2013
Northwestern posted many more photos of the uniforms in a gallery on its Facebook page.
The uniforms will be timely, as the Cats will wear them on the first college-football weekend following Veterans Day on Nov. 11. This will be the second patriotic-themed uniform alteration Northwestern has worn this season. In the team's home game vs. Western Michigan, Northwestern had the American flag inside the "N" on their traditional purple helmets.