1. First and foremost, I do feel we are in / win at the end if Sefo doesn't get hurt. Regardless of anything else. That man was a beast, possibly playing his best game ever. 2. ST cost us this game. Period. Every phase. 3. Either the OC / HC have 0 confidence in Montez, or had no intention of winning this game. Michigan came in to this game with little to no regard for us. This was apparent. Even after their 3 and out / subsequent score, the fans and their team seemed to care little. The fumble 6 started to change minds. The 3rd TD made a lot of people uneasy. Their d was a step slow. Their offense wasn't executing. Then, the worst thing possible happened. We let their ST get in our heads, and Kinney punted into the rear end of the blocker. You could actually feel the game shift at that exact point. Yes, we still had the lead. Yes, we still scored after that. However, MI knew that they were running the show from that point. We lost our swagger. All because we couldn't block for a punt. In the 2nd Q, our O line became a sieve, and never recovered. In 20 years of watching CU football, I haven't seen a middle 3 get beat as easy and often as our C / G got beat. Sefo negated some of that. The running game disappeared (or was never there). Almost every pass play was pressured. Their front 4 was good, but our center 3 were abysmal. The D never did adjust to the speed sweep. 2 TDs, lots of yards. Other than that, I feel the D was solid. They gave in at the end, but kept us in the game. Playing the entire ISU game wouldn't have allowed Montez to win this game, but more than 1/4 of a game might help us as we go forward. Why on earth did Gehrke ever see the field against ISU? From a fan standpoint, MI is WAY better than a lot of places I have been. Most people were friendly, actually wanting to engage with CU fans. Fairly limited douchebaggery even when we were up 21-7. 1 guy cheered when Sefo got hurt, which made me consider getting ejected for starting a fight, but generally non-confrontational.