1956 Baylor Bears football team

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1956 Baylor Bears football
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 13-7 v. Tennessee
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 11
1956 record 9–2 (4–2 SWC)
Head coach Sam Boyd (1st season)
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Texas A&M $ 6 0 0     9 0 1
No. 14 TCU 5 1 0     8 3 0
No. 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 California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California W 7–6  
September 29 Texas Tech Baylor StadiumWaco, Texas (Rivalry) W 27–0  
October 6 at Maryland* No. 16 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 14–0  
October 13 at Arkansas No. 10 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas W 14–7  
October 27 No. 7 Texas A&Mdagger No. 8 Baylor Stadium • Waco, Texas (Battle of the Brazos) L 13–19  
November 3 at TCU No. 15 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas (Rivalry) L 6–7  
November 10 Texas Baylor Stadium • Waco, Texas W 10–7  
November 17 at Nebraska* No. 16 Memorial Stadium, LincolnLincoln, Nebraska W 26–7  
November 24 at SMU No. 16 Cotton BowlDallas W 26–0  
December 1 Rice No. 15 Baylor Stadium • Waco, Texas W 46–13  
January 1, 1957 vs. No. 2 Tennessee* No. 11 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans (Sugar Bowl) 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