As an LSU fan, I will never consider a close win anything less than a win. As win is a win is a win and winning is what counts. At the end of the year, no one cares about the scores. They just want to see double digits on the left and a small single digit on the right of a team's record.
Margin of win means nothing starting the day after the game...
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies. ~ Nietzsche