After another Bahr field goal narrowed the margin to 10-6, Todd directed an eight-minute, 14-play, 62-yard march to Ridgeway's second field goal, a 28-yarder. Todd completed three passes for 20, seven and 15 yards during the drive, and after the game he talked about how he would like to play pro quarterback some day. "I don't think I hurt my chances tonight," he said.
Bryant said his ninth bowl victory after 11 losses and two ties "was one of the greatest wins we ever had. Because of the way we came back after getting our brains kicked out by Missouri, I've never had more respect for a team. Now I'll just sit back and see what happens to Ohio State and Oklahoma."
It is safe to say that only the first game made him happy.