moral victories (i.e. losses)
Wildfags continue to play better-than-bad-but-still-not-really-that-good at home. they were in close games until the final few minutes against Michigan, Wisconsin and OSU but didn't make enough plays to really make Goliath nervous. once again, the coach's explanation is "Everything has to go extremely well for us." the sad part is that this will probably keep NU content enough. meanwhile, our academic equal, Vanderbilt (#18 to NU's #14, according to US News & World Report's college rankings) is the hottest team in the country while playing in a better conference with tougher road venues.