It's easier to take after 12-1, though.
And the game was not as close as the score would indicate.
Do you remember that little scuffle before his penultimate game against USC? "This team has a lot of fight in it, let me tell you" or something similarly trite.
ND didn't earn a first down until mid-way through the 3rd quarter, IIRC-- James Aldridge, the 5 star bruiser Charlie Weis turned into a rugby player, up the middle.
What a gasbag.
which, based on the scoreboard, was only 3 points less humiliating than the 2007 debacle whilst wearing green to "honor" the 1977 champs.