It stuck in the craws of the 'Bama players, however, that, with the game safely in hand and five minutes left on the clock, they still hadn't scored a touchdown. Richardson's 34-yard rumble for six points touched off delirium on the crimson-and-white sideline.
"As frustrated as we were at not being able to finish," said Jones, "all that frustration came out on that play. To finally get in the end zone—especially 'cause it kind of sealed the deal—made all the frustration worth it. It was probably the sweetest touchdown we ever scored."
Sweeter than honey, no doubt.