That's the stat that matters most, esp. when all 5 losses were by 14+ points. 4-7 v. 11-25 @ ND is 2d most important stat.
Only being competitive in 3 of 8 games against top 10 opponents is not the stuff of which legends are made. The * in Tally, furthermore, looks less impressive after FSU was taken down to wire in each of its past 4 games against generally middling competition.