Well, if we spread those same 9 points around, we could just as easily be 6-6. We won 3 games by 3 points (against very average teams). So give each opponent 3 points in those game, they're all tied, and we could have lost all 3 in OT. Do you not see that? It works both ways. You can't just say we were 9 points from a possible BCS bowl game without looking at the close games we barely won. Over 12 games, things evened out, and we weren't a BCS bowl team. Again.