I agree with you that we didn't capitalize the way we had the rest of the season, but I also think the refs played a disproportionately large part in that.
Momentum is huge. These are 18-22yo kids out there. Think of how down you'd get at that age when it seems like the authorities are stacking the deck against you. On the other side of the field, think how much momentum builds in those kids with just a few lucky breaks.
If Wade isn't ejected, we're up 16-0 and Clemson has to punt the ball back to us. Maybe the momentum shifts and we start stepping on their necks from there on.
If that fumble call doesn't get butchered, maybe the Clemson players get down and don't get back up again.