"Our defense out-Aggied the Aggies," said a happy Broyles after Arkansas had received its official Cotton Bowl invitation. A&M, which wound up in a three-way tie with Texas and Arkansas for the SWC championship, will face USC in the Liberty Bowl, while Texas goes to the Bluebonnet Bowl against Colorado.
"I'm embarrassed for Aggies everywhere," said A&M Coach Emory Bellard. "We did a pathetic job. We played miserably in a situation where we needed to play exceptionally. To come this far and then not reach our goal, it makes me sick." Or, as the Aggie joke has it, a long way but still in the trap.