It took a little longer than usual, but Nebraska has finally handed out the blackshirts for its defensive starters. The news comes after the Huskers got their first win last week against Penn State.

Per Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander confirmed the blackshirts had been handed out to Nebraska’s defensive players. He did not mention which players received the jerseys.

“It’s an in-house kind of tradition,” Chinander said. “It means more to me than putting it out on social media.”

Nebraska’s defense did surrender 501 yards to Penn State’s offense in last week’s 30-23 victory in Lincoln. However, the Huskers defense stepped up in a big way when the Nittany Lions were in the red zone.

Penn State had six trips into the red zone, and converted just one touchdown and settled for four field goals. There was one empty trip for the Nittany Lions.

With Nebraska picking up the win, it’s now 1-2 on the season. This weekend, the Huskers will take on Illinois. The remaining schedule includes games against Iowa, Purdue and Minnesota to close out the year.