1956 Baylor Bears football team

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1956 Baylor Bears football
Baylor University Athletics (logo).svg
Sugar Bowl, W 13-7 v. Tennessee
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
AP #11
1956 record 9-2 (4-2 SWC)
Head coach Sam Boyd
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »
1956 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Texas A&M $ 6 0 0     9 0 1
#14 TCU 5 1 0     8 3 0
#11 Baylor 4 2 0     9 2 0
Arkansas 3 3 0     6 4 0
SMU 2 4 0     4 6 0
Rice 1 5 0     4 6 0
Texas 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1956 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 player and Del Shafner (Halfback) and Jerry Marcontell (End) were selected All Conference.[1]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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