Baylor Bears football, 1950–59

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1950[edit]

1950 Baylor Bears football
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
Conference Southwest Conference
1950 record 7-3 ( SWC)
Head coach George Sauer
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
« 1949 1951 »

The 1950 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1950 NCAA college football season. The Bears placed second in the Southwest Conference with an overall record of 7-3. Two players - Larry Isbell (Back) and Harold Riley (End) - were selected as All-Southwest Conference players.[1]


1950 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Texas 6 0 0     9 2 0
Baylor 4 2 0     7 3 0
Texas A&M 3 3 0     7 4 0
TCU 3 3 0     5 5 0
Rice 2 4 0     6 4 0
SMU 2 4 0     6 4 0
Arkansas 1 5 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 23 at Wyoming* War Memorial StadiumLaramie,WY L 0-7  
September 30 Houston* Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 34-7  
October 7 vs. Mississippi State* Shreveport, LA W 14-7  
October 14 at Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR L 6-27  
October 21 Texas Tech Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 26-12  
October 28 #13 Texas A&Mdagger Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 27-20  
November 4 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 20-14  
November 11 #5 Texas Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 20-27  
November 25 vs. #15 SMU Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 3-0  
December 2 Rice Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 33-7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

1951[edit]

1951 Baylor Bears football
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
Orange Bowl vs. Georgia Tech, L
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
AP #9
1951 record 8-2-1 ( SWC)
Head coach George Sauer
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
« 1950 1952 »


1951 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 TCU 5 1 0     6 5 0
#9 Baylor 4 1 1     8 2 1
Texas 3 3 0     7 3 0
Rice 3 3 0     5 5 0
Texas A&M 1 3 2     5 3 2
Arkansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
SMU 1 4 1     3 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1951 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1951 NCAA college football season. The Bears finished with an 8-2-1 record and were ranked #9 in the final AP poll. Four players - Larry Isbell (Quarterback), Stanley Williams (End), Bill Athey (Guard) and Ken Casner (Tackle) - were awarded All-American Status.[2] They lost to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team in the Orange Bowl on January 1, 1952.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 at Houston* Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 19-0  
October 6 at Tulane* #19 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 27-14  
October 13 Arkansas #12 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 9-7  
October 20 Texas Tech* #10 Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 40-20  
October 27 at #16 Texas A&M #7 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX T 21-21  
November 3 TCU #8 Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 7-20  
November 10 at #10 Texas #16 Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 18-6  
November 17 Wake Forest* #10 Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 42-0  
November 24 SMU #10 Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 14-13  
December 1 at Rice #9 Rice Stadium • Houston, TX W 34-13  
January 1, 1952 vs. #6 Georgia Tech* #9 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL (1952 Orange Bowl) L 14-17  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

1952[edit]

1952 Baylor Bears football
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
Conference Southwest Conference
1952 record 4-4-2 ( SWC)
Head coach George Sauer
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
« 1951 1953 »

The 1952 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1952 NCAA college football season. They finished with a 4-4-2 record and placed fifth in the Southwest Conference for the year. Four players - Jack Sisco (Center), Robert Knowles (Tackle), Bill Athey (Guard) and Jerry Coody (Back) - were selected as All-Conference players.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20 Wake Forest* Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 17-14  
October 4 Washington State* Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 31-7  
October 11 vs. Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR L 17-20  
October 18 at Texas Tech* Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 21-10  
October 25 Texas A&Mdagger Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 21-20  
November 1 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX T 20-20  
November 8 Texas Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 33-35  
November 15 at Houston* Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 6-28  
November 22 at SMU Cotton Bowl StadiumDallas, TX T 7-7  
November 29 Rice Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 14-20  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

1953[edit]

1953 Baylor Bears football
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
Conference Southwest Conference
1953 record 7-3 ( SWC)
Head coach George Sauer
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »

The 1953 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1953 NCAA college football season. They finished with a 7-3 record in the Southwest Conference for the year. Tackle James Ray Smith was selected as an All American player; Cotton Davidson (Quarterback), Jerry Coody (Halfback) and Smith were all selected All-Southwest Conference players.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19 at #14 California* #20 California Memorial StadiumBerkley, CA W 25-0  
October 2 at Miami (FL)* #10 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL W 21-13  
October 10 Arkansas #9 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 14-7  
October 17 Vanderbilt* #8 Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 47-6  
October 24 at #15 Texas A&M #6 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 14-13  
October 31 TCU #3 Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 25-7  
November 7 at #19 Texas #3 Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 20-21  
November 14 Houston* #9 Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 7-37  
November 21 SMU Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 27-21  
November 28 at #8 Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 19-41  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

1954[edit]

1954 Baylor Bears football
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
Gator Bowl vs. Auburn University, l
Conference Southwest Conference
1954 record (7-4 SWC)
Head coach George Sauer
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
« 1953 1955 »

The 1954 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1954 NCAA college football season. The team finished with a record of 7-4 and lost the Gator Bowl to Auburn University, 13-33. Players L.G. Dupre (Halfback) and James Ray Smith (Tackle) played in the North-South All-Star Game; Smith, Billy Hooper (Quarterback), Del Shofner (Halfback) and Henry Gremminger (End) were selected as All-Conference players.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 18 University of Houston* Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 53-13  
September 25 at Vanderbilt University* #10 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 25-19  
October 1 at University of Miami (FL)* #11 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL L 13-19  
October 9 at University of Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR L 20-21  
October 16 University of Washington* Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 34-7  
October 23 Texas A&M University Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 20-7  
October 30 at #17 Texas Christian University Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 12-7  
November 6 University of Texas #20 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 13-7  
November 20 #11 Southern Methodist University #20 The Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 33-21  
November 27 Rice University #9 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 14-20  
December 31 vs. Auburn University #18 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL L 13-33  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

1955[edit]

1955 Baylor Bears football
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
Conference Southwest Conference
1955 record 5-5 ( SWC)
Head coach George Sauer
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »

The 1955 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1955 NCAA college football season. The team finished with a record of 5-5. Henry Gremminger (End) was chosen to the All-Conference team for a second year in a row.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17 Hardin-Simmons University* #20 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 35-7  
September 24 at Villanova University* Philadelphia, PA W 19-2  
October 1 University of Maryland* Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 6-20  
October 8 University of Arkansas #16 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 25-20  
October 15 at University of Washington* Seattle, WA L 7-13  
October 22 at Texas A&M University Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX L 7-19  
October 29 Texas Christian University Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 6-28  
November 5 at University of Texas Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 20-21  
November 19 at Southern Methodist University Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 0-12  
November 26 Rice University Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 15-7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

1956[edit]

1956 Baylor Bears football
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
Sugar Bowl vs. University of Tennessee, w
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
AP #11
1956 record 9-2 ( SWC)
Head coach Sam Boyd
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »

The 1956 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1956 NCAA college football season. The team finished with a record of 9-2 and a victory in the Sugar Bowl against the University of Tennessee. Bill Glass (Guard) was chosen as an All American layer and Del Shafner (Halfback) and Jerry Marcontell (End) were selected All Conference.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 at University of California* Berkeley, CA W 7-6  
September 29 Texas Tech University #16 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 27-0  
October 6 at University of Maryland* #10 College Park, MD W 14-0  
October 13 at University of Arkansas #10 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 14-7  
October 27 Texas A&M University #15 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 13-19  
November 3 at Texas Christian University Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 6-7  
November 10 University of Texas Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 10-7  
November 17 at University of Nebraska* #16 Memorial Stadium, LincolnLincoln, NE W 26-7  
November 24 at Southern Methodist University #15 Dallas, TX W 26-0  
December 1 Rice University #11 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 46-13  
January 1, 1957 vs. University of Tennessee* #11 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 13-7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

1957[edit]

1957 Baylor Bears football
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
Conference Southwest Conference
1957 record 3-6-1 ( SWC)
Head coach Sam Boyd
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
« 1956 1958 »

The 1957 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1957 NCAA college football season. The team finished with a record of 3-6-1. Clyde Letbetter (Guard) was chosen as an All-Southwest Conference player.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21 Villanova University* #11 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 7-0  
September 28 University of Houston Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 14-6  
October 5 at University of Miami* Miami, FL L 7-13  
October 12 University of Arkansas Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 17-20  
October 19 at Texas Tech University Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX W 15-12  
October 26 at Texas A&M University Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX L 0-14  
November 2 Texas Christian University Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 6-19  
November 9 at University of Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX T 7-7  
November 23 Southern Methodist University Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 7-14  
November 30 Rice University Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 0-20  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

1958[edit]

1958 Baylor Bears football
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
Conference Southwest Conference
1958 record 3-7 ( SWC)
Head coach Sam Boyd
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
« 1957 1959 »

The 1958 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1958 NCAA college football season. The team finished with a record of 3-7.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20 at Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 12-0  
September 27 Hardin-Simmons* Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 14-7  
October 4 Miami (FL)* Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 8-14  
October 11 at Duke* Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 7-12  
October 18 at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 26-7  
October 25 Texas A&M Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 27-33  
November 1 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 0-22  
November 8 Texas Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 15-20  
November 22 at SMU Cotton BowlDallas, TX L 29-33  
November 29 Rice Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 21-33  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

1959[edit]

1959 Baylor Bears football
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
Conference Southwest Conference
1959 record 4-6 (2-4 SWC)
Head coach John Bridgers (1st year)
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »

The 1959 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1959 NCAA college football season. The team finished with a record of 4-6.


1959 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Arkansas § 5 1 0     9 2 0
#4 Texas § 5 1 0     9 2 0
#7 TCU § 5 1 0     8 3 0
SMU 2 3 1     5 4 1
Baylor 2 4 0     4 6 0
Rice 1 4 1     1 7 2
Texas A&M 0 6 0     3 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 26 at Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 15-7  
October 3 at #1 LSU* State Fair StadiumShreveport, LA L 0-22  
October 10 #19 Arkansas Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 7-23  
October 17 Texas Tech Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 14-7  
October 24 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 13-0  
October 31 TCU Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 0-14  
November 7 at #3 Texas Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 12-13  
November 14 at #4 USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 8-17  
November 21 SMU Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 14-30  
November 28 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 23-21  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baylor University, "The Round Up 1951" yearbook via the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2013 http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/ref/collection/tx-annl/id/23258
  2. ^ Baylor University, "1952 Round Up" yearbook via the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2013 http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/ref/collection/tx-annl/id/26259
  3. ^ Baylor University, "The Round Up 1953" yearbook via the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2013. http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/ref/collection/tx-annl/id/25477
  4. ^ Baylor University, "The Round-Up 1954" yearbook via the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2013. http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/ref/collection/tx-annl/id/29681
  5. ^ Baylor University, "Baylor 1955 Round Up" yearbook via the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2013. http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/ref/collection/tx-annl/id/29271
  6. ^ Baylor University, "The Round-Up of Sixteeners in Fifty-Six" yearbook (1956) via the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2013. http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/ref/collection/tx-annl/id/24665
  7. ^ Baylor University, "1957 Round Up" yearbook via the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2013. http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/ref/collection/tx-annl/id/24896
  8. ^ Baylor University, "The Round Up 1958" yearbook via the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2013. http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/ref/collection/tx-annl/id/25769