Were it not for faceoffs, Denver would not have beaten us for the past few years and probably wouldn't have won a NC. The system provides a trailing team with the opportunity to make a comeback. However, it probably overly rewards one aspect of the game (faceoffs) over the rest of the team play. Faceoffs tend to even out for the most part but Denver has had a great faceoff ability lately and we are average in this aspect of the game. Faceoffs were the determining factor in today's game.