At the end, the difference between 1962 and 1963 showed clear Georgia improvement: 10 points in scoring (from 35-0 to 32-7) and a reduction of 165 yards ( Alabama outgained Georgia by 348 yards in 1962, by 183 last week). Bryant could not resist one observation: " Georgia's not as good as I thought." Most thought Georgia better. "This is not," Griffith told his players, "the end of the world. We're going to win our share." There were tears in the Georgia dressing room, and one grim Georgia manager reported that an Alabama player had made off with the game ball. "He said it's traditional, but nuts to tradition," said the manager. "I doubledamntee you I'm gonna send them a bill."