based on how the game went down last year - I think the experience we gained through the course of the remainder of the season will be the difference. I am fairly confident that had BM been the QB last year, we win that game. Also, I believe if the play calling had been better - we win that game. We also made some big mistakes that cost us. Smith drops a perfect TD pass, two missed field goals, and then the final pick 6 that just padded the score. BM is QB last year and we win by 2 TD's at least.
Our defense was also worrisome at this point last year. It looked like we hadn't really improved much from the previous year. In fact, it kind of looked like that most of the year - until WISC. Who would have thought that we could have 8 turnovers between AL and OR and still win like we did. I think this year we hold VT under 20 and now way - bear, no bear, yogi bear - they are holding us to under 30.
If we play anywhere near the level we demonstrated in the last 3 games of last year, this won't be that close.