Northwestern football is in Ireland to open the 2022 college football season in Week 0. That game will be a B1G West battle right out of the gates with Nebraska on deck.

With the showdown in Dublin on tap, the Wildcats are prepared to look the part on the field. Thursday morning, Northwestern unveiled an Irish-themed helmet that will be worn in the season opener.

Instead of the traditional white “N” logo on the side of the helmet, the helmet will feature an “N” with the colors of the Irish flag. It is a very brilliant look, to say the least.

After a 3-9 season in 2021, the Wildcats are looking for a strong start and a chance to begin the year with a conference victory. Unfortunately, Northwestern will enter the game as a nearly two-touchdown underdog against the Huskers.

We’ll see if Pat Fitzgerald’s squad can pull off another underdog victory or begin the season with an 0-1 record.