1980 Baylor Bears football team

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1980 Baylor Bears football
Southwest Conference champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 15
AP No. 14
1980 record 10–2 (8–0 SWC)
Head coach Grant Teaff (9th season)
Home stadium Baylor Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 14 Baylor $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 20 SMU 5 3 0     8 4 0
Houston 5 3 0     7 5 0
Texas 4 4 0     7 5 0
Rice 4 4 0     5 6 0
Arkansas 3 5 0     7 5 0
Texas Tech 3 5 0     5 6 0
Texas A&M 3 5 0     4 7 0
TCU 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Baylor Bears football team represented the Baylor University in the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Bears finished the season first in the Southwest Conference. During Mike Singletary's senior season of 1980, Baylor won 10 games for the only time in school history. Throughout his Baylor career, Singletary averaged 15 tackles per game. After Baylor's 16–0 victory over Texas in the regular season finale, the Longhorns did not suffer another shutout for 24 years, which was one of the longest non-shutout streaks in college football history.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 13 at Lamar* Cardinal StadiumBeaumont, Texas W 42–7   18,500
September 20 West Texas State* Baylor StadiumWaco, Texas W 43–15   25,000
September 27 at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas W 11–3   48,539
October 4 Houston No. 20 Baylor Stadium • Waco, Texas W 24–12   40,000
October 11 No. 20 SMU No. 18 Baylor Stadium • Waco, Texas W 32–28   35,000
October 18 at Texas A&M No. 13 Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas W 46–7   69,735
October 25 at TCU No. 11 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas W 21–6   22,385
November 1 San Jose State* No. 10 Baylor Stadium • Waco, Texas L 22–30   35,000
November 8 Arkansasdagger No. 16 Baylor Stadium • Waco, Texas W 42–15   46,000
November 15 at Rice No. 12 Rice StadiumHouston, Texas W 16–6   26,000
November 22 No. 20 Texas No. 11 Baylor Stadium • Waco, Texas W 16–0   48,500
January 1 vs. No. 9 Alabama* No. 6 Cotton BowlDallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl Classic) L 2–30   74,281
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Texas Tech[edit]

Baylor at Texas Tech
1 2Total
Baylor 4 7 11
Texas Tech 0 3 3
  • Source: Palm Beach Post

Baylor's first win in Lubbock since 1966.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Mike Singletary Linebacker 2 38 Chicago Bears
Robert Holt Wide receiver 6 161 Buffalo Bills
Doak Field Linebacker 7 192 Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Fisher Wide receiver 8 198 St. Louis Cardinals
Frank Ditta Guard 9 232 Chicago Bears

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