but a 3rd down bad spot and a missed backward pass call accounted for the whole point difference (my humble home-field opinion, as I qualified it), combined with tolerence for 60 minutes of unnecessary roughness (after the whistles) made for an unusual situation. I still think we can expect a different atmosphere at home. If we were not perfectly matched that day, we were over the whole season (and I am thinking mostly of our Nebraska games.) Most poll voters seemed to agree with me on that.
And if that is not a good enough excuse, I'll go back to blaming the weather.