Texas' loss to Arkansas will not change Royal's mind about passing, even if it was a missed pass that did him in. "Kristnyik did a fine job of taking us in there," said Royal. "I was proud that with all the pressure in the world on 'em, they got the touchdown that would have tied the game. The question was not whether to try for two—when you're on top you try to stay there or learn how other folks live—but what play to use. I guess I called a bad one—a pass."
Royal was the first visitor in Arkansas' rowdy dressing room, and he said to his conquerors, "You have a great team and earned it. I hope you bring another national championship to the Southwest Conference, but—remember—we'll be right behind you to pick up everything you drop."
And then while Frank Broyles assumed the burden of the unbeaten that the Texas coach had carried through 15 games, Darrell Royal retired to his own dressing room to think up a new slogan.