When the Nebraska Cornhuskers play the UCLA Bruins in the annual Unrivaled Game at Memorial Stadium on September 14, they’ll debut this brand new alternate TECHFIT football uniform by adidas.
The new adidas TECHFIT black jersey features white stencil font numbers and a unique pattern throughout. The Cornhuskers’ helmet is matte white with a wide black stripe, stencil numbers and a face mask that fades from red to matte black. Nebraska’s famous straight red “N” featured on its helmets for decades remains unchanged. The TECHFIT baselayer has an N in the design while the pants are white with black stripes and feature the straight red “N” on the front left hip. Cornhuskers players will wear the adidas Team Speed Vertical socks and Crazyquick Mid cleats.
Nebraska’s new uniform marks the introduction of adidas’ TECHFIT ShockWeb technology, designed to keep players fast, cool and mobile onfield. adidas ShockWeb features engineered body mapping, which maximizes compression zones across the chest and sides, in a lightweight knit structure that provides a tight fit with enhanced range of motion. Integrated CLIMACOOL mesh zones create airflow to keep players cool in every temperature.
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Last week, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez took home Eastbay’s College Football Player of the Week honors. Unfortunately for the Corona, California native, he was knocked out of Saturday’s game, causing him to miss the entire second half and any chance of repeating the feat. However, filling the offensive void left by Martinez was running back Roy Helu Jr. Helu rushed for a school-record 307 yards, adding 3 long touchdowns to help the Cornhuskers beat the 6th ranked Missouri Tigers 31-17.
Anytime Helu carried the ball, he looked like a threat to go the distance. A little over a minute into the game, Helu ran for a 66-yard touchdown on Nebraska’s first play, giving the Huskers a 7-0 advantage. He’d continue to dominate in the first quarter, sprinting down the right sideline for a 73-yard score with 2:57 left to play in the opening frame. The big time plays from Helu continued in the second half. Now running to chants of “Hay-loo” from the crowd (his name is actually pronounced “Hel-loo”), Roy took a hand-off from backup quarterback Zac Lee up the middle for a 53-yard touchdown, his third score on the day.
Helu’s 307 yards surpassed the previous record of 294 yards by Calvin Jones against Kansas in 1991. His first 10 carries went for a total of 228 yards. When speaking on his record day, Helu said “I can’t explain how much I feel for my linemen and fullback. They deserve as much credit as I do. I know the focus is on the record and the individual, but it’s a team sport.”
The Nebraska Cornhuskers, now 7-1, travel to play the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday.
Last week, Kentucky’s Mike Hartline put up big passing numbers in a dramatic come-from-behind victory to nab Eastbay’s Player of the Week. This week, we’re sticking with the quarterback position, and naming Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez our Week 8 recipient. In an epic Big 12 showdown against 14th ranked Oklahoma State, Martinez gained 435 total yards and passed for 5 touchdowns to give Nebraska the win.
Finding his team trailing late in the first half, Martinez marched the Huskers down the field and completed a 9-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Kinnie to re-gain the lead with 55 second left to play. Though the game was close, Martinez and the Huskers never surrendered the lead. The freshman QB tossed two more touchdowns in the second half, bringing his total to 5 on the day. He also added 112 yards on the ground, averaging 5.9 per carry en route to a 51-41 victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The win helped Nebraska gain 2 spots in the BCS rankings, moving them to number 14. Things don’t get any easier for them this weekend, as they host a 6th ranked Missouri team that just upset the Oklahoma Sooners.