In 1968, my dad took me to the Cotton Bowl to see A&M play Alabama. Gene Stallings, a Bama alum coached by Bear Bryant, was coaching A&M and Bryant, whom I detested, was with Bama. Kenny Stabler was Bama's QB and, of course, went on to have a tremendous career in the pros.
Here is a little clip from that game. The Tide was 8-1-1 coming into the game, the Aggies 6-4. Edd Hargett QB'd the Aggies and was the MVP. Ags won, 20-16.
I remember little about the game other than the fact that we weren't expected to win but did, and that at the end of the game, Bryant embraced Stallings at midfield. Most importantly, I remember being there with my dad. That was a good, good day.