WVU's Smith Puts on Show in Return Home

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How was this even possible? Wasn’t the result pre-ordained? Color-coded? I mean, seriously. It was the Orange Bowl Classic. In a stadium whose interior is an endless carpet of orange seats. In an event whose original stadium was named after an orange. In a state where oranges grow on trees. So … you really thought the team dressed helmets-to-cleats in all orange would somehow lose?Well, Geno Smith and West Virginia thought so.Nothing else mattered. The favored Clemson Tigers had the right color in Wednesday night’s 78th annual Orange Bowl Classic here, but West Virginia’s Mountaineers had the right everything else including the right team, the one with the Cub Scout colors of dark blue and gold and the unstoppable, locomotive...

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