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PHOTOS: NIU, WMU break out alternate uniforms for #MACtion

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

As expected, Tuesday night's #MACtion contest between Northern Illinois and Western Michigan wasn't much to look at on the scoreboard, where the Huskies never felt seriously threatened by the 1-10 Broncos and won going away, 33-14.

But Jordan Lynch provided some excitement, and at least it was something to look at in the uniform department. Both teams wore alternates, with NIU an all-black look completed by chromer numbers, a chrome alternate Huskie logo, and even chrome facemasks. Western Michigan took things a step even further, going with all-white and a color for their jersey numbers, helmet logos, and facemasks truly best described as "gold foil."

Via USA Today Sports Images, have a look:

Oh, and both teams replaced their names on the back with team slogans: NIU with "The Hard Way," and WMU with -- what else -- "Row the Boat."

A quick Twitter survey showed plenty of support for WMU's, um, adventurous look, but others weren't so kind:

And via Uniwatch, just because uniform reveal videos are always welcome around these parts, here's NIU getting a first look at the "Dark Dog" look:

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