Nebraska is playing an away game. That’s what it says on the Huskers’ schedule, at least.
You wouldn’t know that if you’re at Ryan Field, as there are way more Nebraska fans than there are Northwestern fans, making Northwestern’s home turf more red than purple.
Purple: not lots
— Inside NU (@insidenu) September 24, 2016
While the absence of Wildcat fans certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed in the first few Northwestern home games, Nebraska fans are literally all over the stadium as there’s red in the far and near side of this photo taken from the Ryan Field press box.
View from the office today…and yes, the game is in Evanston. That's Ryan Field under the Nebraska band. pic.twitter.com/G6MqTE5ZRH
— Louie Vaccher (@WildcatReport) September 24, 2016
Jordan Westerkamp, a Lombard, Ill. native and graduate from Montini Catholic High School, also has a lot of his family there, who is taking up an entire section of Ryan Field.
Also, looks like Jordan Westerkamp's family/friends are out in force to watch the Illinois native play. pic.twitter.com/PMkUIJXYY5
— Bobby Pillote (@BobbyPillote) September 24, 2016
You can also tell Nebraska fans are out numbering Northwestern fans, based on the sheer amount of noise they’re creating.
Nebraska fans easily drowning out Northwestern fans at Ryan Field right now
— Max Gelman (@MaxGelman) September 24, 2016
Northwestern will need a fast start to take the crowd factor out in a home game.