Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Elephants and Mountaineers have something in common....

.... they don't forget:

Fifty-one years later, Sam Huff still remembers. Maybe it's that he can't forget.
"We had a great football team. We won 31 games in three seasons. We beat Penn State three years in a row," said Huff, a former West Virginia All-American. "Then, when we went to the Sugar Bowl (1954), we embarrassed ourselves."

Opponent Georgia Tech was "experienced, knew how to win," Huff said. "We were there to have a heck of a good time. They kicked our butts 42-19. Even now, it is something I'm embarrassed about."

The moral of the story: Getting there isn't good enough for the Mountaineers, who face Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2.