The 1957 edition to the Sugar Bowl featured the 2nd ranked Tennessee Vols, and the 11th ranked Baylor Bears. Behind the help of a strong defense, the Baylor Bears upset the number 2 and undefeated Tennessee Vols.
After a scoreless first quarter of play, Baylor scored on a 12 yard scoring pass from quarterback Bobby Jones to Jerry Marcontell. With that Baylor emerged on top with a 6-0 lead. The score was set up by Del Shofner's 54-yard run. In the third stanza, quarterback Johnny Majors scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to put Tennessee on top at 7-6. In the fourth quarter, Buddy Humphrey's one-yard touchdown run gave Baylor a 13-6 advantage. Baylor's defense would provide the difference as they didn't allow any more points.