Not to mention that even though we seemed to dominate the game, we were outgained 271 yds to 268 yds. Some timely stops and turnovers made the difference. But if you live by the turnover...…...We held Purdue to 6 in a game that was played in a hurricane. I wouldn't use that as a data point if you're placing a wager on the spread.
And we should have been 9-3 going into a bowl instead of 6-6. 67-65 loss to Michigan, horrible loss to Minnesota, and then a brutal flop against Fresno State. That could have been a heck of a year, but alas, Ron Zook.We finished 7-6 that year and beat everyone's flavor of the week QB superstar RGIII 38-14.