Together, Chad Pennington and Randy Moss became buzz words in college football in 1997, announcing the Thundering Herd's arrival back into the big-time college game.
They lost that August day to West Virginia 42 to 31. A moral victory, it was not.
"I knew that we could not sit back, and we didn't. We went out there an still attacked them. A few bad breaks here and there, and that's what cost us the game," said Pennington.
Moss would take his final trip representing Marshall at the Heisman Trophy ceremony -- the first Marshall player ever to make it as a finalist.
"It has been a great experience," said Moss.
Pennington would follow him to New York two years later, always thinking about the team.
"One day I'll have to sit down and reflect upon what's happened and have some really good memories about this trip. But most importantly, have good memories about my teammates and always remember that the only reason I'm here is because of them," said Pennington.
Randy Moss and Chad Pennington are forever linked in Marshall football history.