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assuming that Ole Miss doesn't blow it.
Their 4 "marquee" games were against these teams: Michigan, Stanford, Oklahoma, and USC. Those teams are 1-3, with the only win being a close one against a 5 loss team without a head coach. Their opponents are 3-6 in bowls.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by delrod03 18 months ago
Don't discredit the Stanford win based on their bowl performance. Wisconsin got a lot better toward the end of the year (see: hanging 70 on Nebraska). What you should discredit it for is the lack of a legitimate QB for Stanford at the time. All they had was Stepfan Taylor, forcing them to play to ND's strengths, and they still nearly won the game in regulation. With Hogan, there is no doubt in my mind they win that game.
Excellent point on Hogan and don't forget that ND beat USC with Barkley on the bench.
It's not as much of a discredit as it is pointing out that it wasn't a stellar win by Stanford, but you are 100% accurate in your statement about their QB at the time.
My thought process was more along the lines of SEC doubters that think that ND played a far superior schedule.
Their win over Stanford is the only one that impresses me--and it was a quality win in my opinion. Their OU win was OK, but look what aTm did to them. I'm thinking that if we play ND 5 times, we win 4 of them.
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