My thoughts exactly. We undoubtedly suffer from lack of success recently, but NOT lack of tradition! If we build it, they will come. I think (not so far back) to the energy/atmosphere in the stadium during the ASU game in 2011.
No. At this point we are expected to beat teams like NW and lose to a top 20 program like Iowa. Losing to this NW team would nearly negate our victories to this point and would be a sign of regression to end the season.