Has there ever been a more welcome boneheaded safety in the history of football?
Since blow-by-blow recaps aren't really our thing, I'll simply define this one by saying/typing: when you can barf out your worst performance of the season, have the ball for half as much time as your opponent, and still cover a 7 point spread on the road, then you have a good-to-great team. And that is the main thing to focus on here, this is a good (possibly great) team that turned in a turd of a performance and still won a tough game in a tough environment. Season goals are still on track, everything is alright.
College football fans, and especially fans of teams that only get a few shots per century, tend to lose sight of the forest-for-the-Weedens and try to extrapolate tons of meaning out of each of the individual facets and sequences within a single game that look like indicators that this is, or is not, THE YEAR. Remember 10/9/2010 when Auburn barely squeaked out a 3 point win @ Kentucky? I think their season still turned out all right.
So are we all cool with just getting the W? What did everyone think about the performance? About special teams being responsible for more points than the defense?