1986 Baylor Bears football team

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1986 Baylor Bears football
Bluebonnet Bowl champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 12
1986 record9–3 (6–2 SWC)
Head coachGrant Teaff (15th season)
Home stadiumBaylor Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Texas A&M $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
No. 15 Arkansas 6 2 0     9 3 0
No. 12 Baylor 6 2 0     9 3 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     7 5 0
SMU 5 3 0     6 5 0
Texas 4 4 0     5 6 0
Rice 2 6 0     4 7 0
TCU 1 7 0     3 8 0
Houston 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Baylor Bears football team represented the Baylor University in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Bears offense scored 325 points, while the Bears defense allowed 207 points. The Bears finished the season second in the Southwest Conference. In the Battle of the Brazos, Texas Football magazine voted the 1986 football game between Baylor and Texas A&M the outstanding game of the Southwest Conference]of the 1980s. Texas A&M overcame a 17–0 deficit, and won the game 31–30 and later advanced to the Cotton Bowl Classic.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 6at Wyoming*No. 12W 31–2820,542
September 13Louisiana Tech*No. 12W 38–731,000
September 20USC*No. 9
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
ABCL 14–1735,000
September 27at Texas TechNo. 17RaycomW 45–1441,046
October 4HoustonNo. 13
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
ESPNW 27–1334,000
October 11No. 20 SMUNo. 13
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
L 21–2736,900
October 18at No. 11 Texas A&MNo. 20ABCL 30–3174,739
October 25at TCURaycomW 28–1724,101
November 8No. 10 Arkansasdagger
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
RaycomW 29–1444,500
November 15at RiceNo. 18W 23–1712,500
November 22TexasNo. 17
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
W 18–1342,500
December 31vs. Colorado*No. 14RaycomW 21–940,470

After the season[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Team Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Ron Francis Defensive back 2 39 Dallas Cowboys
Ray Berry Linebacker 2 44 Minnesota Vikings
Cody Carlson Quarterback 3 64 Houston Oilers
Thomas Everett Defensive back 4 94 Pittsburgh Steelers
John Adickes Center 6 154 Chicago Bears
Johnny Thomas Defensive back 7 192 Washington Redskins

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "High Five: Texas A&M-Baylor".[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ http://football.about.com/cs/history/a/jimthorpeaward.htm
  3. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1987.htm