Before Russ Huesman became the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head football coach tasked with helping his defense stop The Citadel's triple-option offense this coming Saturday, he once was a UTC defensive back attempting to slow Arkansas State's wishbone attack and its future NFL running back Maurice Carthon.
"The game was in Jonesboro (Ark.)," Huesman recalled of that 1981 contest. "It rained hard all day. The water was around our ankles. Nobody could do anything on offense. We won 3-2. But if it had been a dry day, they might have scored 70 on us. That offense and Carthon were that good."
Unfortunately for Huesman's Mocs, there's currently no more than a 10 percent of rain when No. 3 UTC visits No. 8 The Citadel this weekend in a Football Championship Subdivision showdown of unbeaten Southern Conference foes.