1986 Baylor Bears football team

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1986 Baylor Bears football
Bluebonnet Bowl champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 12
1986 record 9–3 (6–2 SWC)
Head coach Grant Teaff (15th season)
Home stadium Baylor 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]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 at Wyoming* No. 12 War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY W 31–28   20,542
September 13 Louisiana Tech* No. 12 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 38–7   31,000
September 20 USC* No. 9 Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX ABC L 14–17   35,000
September 27 at Texas Tech No. 17 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX (Rivalry) Raycom W 45–14   41,046
October 4 Houston No. 13 Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX ESPN W 27–13   34,000
October 11 No. 20 SMU No. 13 Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX L 21–27   36,900
October 18 at No. 11 Texas A&M No. 20 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Battle of the Brazos) ABC L 30–31   74,739
October 25 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Rivalry) Raycom W 28–17   24,101
November 8 No. 10 Arkansasdagger Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX Raycom W 29–14   44,500
November 15 at Rice No. 18 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 23–17   12,500
November 22 Texas No. 17 Baylor Stadium • Waco, TX W 18–13   42,500
December 31 vs. Colorado* No. 14 Rice StadiumHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) Raycom W 21–9   40,470
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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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