This season wouldn’t officially be celebration of the 150th anniversary of college football’s first game without either Rutgers or Princeton — the two teams that participated in said game — being involved in some capacity.
Thankfully, the Scarlet Knights came through on Thursday morning when they unveiled long-sleeved throwback uniforms that will be worn against Minnesota on Oct. 19.
The red jersey features Rutgers’ current number font, the original school logo sewn into the collar and a tonal knit on the long sleeves. It is paired with a cream-colored helmet with an “R” on both sides, “1869” on front bumper and “The Birthplace” on the back bumper, as well as cream-colored pants that pay homage to uniforms from that era.
The uniforms — which also have a CFB 150 patch on the right shoulder —are complete with black gloves that display original logo on the palms and black cleats that feature lace jewels on the laces.
The Scarlet Knights were nicknamed the Queensmen at the time of their 6-4 win over Princeton (then known as the College of New Jersey). But despite that being show in the promo shots, the on-field uniforms will have the players’ names on the back.
Check out more photos of the uniforms below:
Photos via @RFootball on Twitter