Northwestern will be wearing its purple and white uniforms for its matchup against in-state foe Southern Illinois on Saturday. The Wildcats will also be going with the purple helmet and white “N” logo in Week 3.

The uniforms feature a purple jersey with white pants and were announced via Twitter on Thursday evening.

The game comes after a loss last week against Duke. While the offense looked good at times – particularly the Ryan Hilinski and Evan Hull connection – a number of turnovers caused problems for Northwestern in the loss.

The uniform announcement came with another announcement from Northwestern as well. Lauren Withrow was announced as Northwestern’s new Director of Creative Content and Team Reporter. Withrow will also be joining the team on the sidelines reporting for WGN Radio. Withrow is a Northwestern Medill School of Journalism graduate.

The Wildcats take on Southern Illinois at 12 p.m. Saturday.