1978 Baylor Bears football team

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1978 Baylor Bears football
Conference Southwest Conference
1978 record 3–8 (3–5 SWC)
Head coach Grant Teaff (7th year)
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Houston $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
#11 Arkansas 6 2 0     9 2 1
#9 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     7 4 0
#19 Texas A&M 4 4 0     8 4 0
SMU 3 5 0     4 6 1
Baylor 3 5 0     3 8 0
Rice 2 6 0     2 9 0
TCU 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Baylor Bears football team represented the Baylor University in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Bears finished the season sixth in the Southwest Conference. Sophomore Mike Singletary established a team record with 232 tackles in 1978, including 34 in a game against the University of Houston.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16 at Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 14–16   43,000
September 23 at Kentucky* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 21–25   57,793
September 30 at No. 13 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 28–34   87,998
October 7 Houston Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 18–20   35,000
October 14 SMU Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 21–28   36,500
October 21 at No. 12 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 24–6   55,458
October 28 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 28–21   16,722
November 4 at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, TX L 9–27   48,895
November 11 No. 16 Arkansasdagger Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 14–27   45,000
November 18 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 10–24   13,000
November 25 No. 9 Texas Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 38–14   31,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Team Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Greg Hawthorne Running Back 1 28 Pittsburgh Steelers
Ronnie Lee Tackle 3 65 Miami Dolphins
Steve Howell Fullback 4 107 Miami Dolphins
Luke Prestridge Punter 7 188 Denver Broncos

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