But it didn't play out differently.
Syracuse scored 29 points in regulation, and the other team scored 30: that is a loss, regardless of how it is written down, or what you think might have happened in a counterfactual alternative universe. There is no way to dispute the fact that Syracuse, by the rules, scored fewer points than their opponent during regulation. Similarly, there is no way to dispute that if a team scores fewer points during regulation than their opponent, the rules dictate that such a team should lose: but the officials screwed up. These obvious facts cannot be disputed, so you keep saying that maybe the game would have been different somehow (even though Toledo was playing for a FG either way).
The game played out the way it did, and we scored fewer points during regulation.
Since you've decided to pander the board with your well-played out and often discussed point before yourself, I'd like to inform you that reading the Rutgers forum for your news or listening to Marin-, BE Commish, is bad for your mental health. Did not score the touchdown with the extra point you contend on the final drive of the game, but the drive before it.
Therefore, your argument that Toledo scored 30 and SU 29 is moot. Toledo drove down the field with the explicit notion that the score was 30-27 SU and needed at least a field goal to go to overtime. Do you really think this doesn't change the way both teams play the ball? Really? You keep mentioning the extra point, but since you either 1) didn't watch the rest of the game - or - 2) don't understand football ; you obviously missed the TWO HUGE NO-CALLS IN FAVOR OF TOLEDO THAT SCRAPPED SU'S ABILITY TO SCORE TWO TOUCHDOWNS INSTEAD OF FIELD GOALS.
1) No-call personal foul on Bailey where his helmet was ripped off intentionally and arguably after the play - one hand on the face mask, the other on the back of his helmet. This could have been the difference between 3 and 7
2) The no-call pass interference with Lemon in the end zone on third down, which forced SU to settle for another field goal.
In your line of logic, that puts the score with -6 for field goals, -1 for extra point, +7 for two touchdowns. By my count that leaves the game score at 37-30.
It must be very hard to see SU's record of 3-1, so in protest, you should consider not watching the rest of the season
--Since you have a hard time understanding minimally abstract things, I'm kidding.