American Football Database
American Football Database
1903 Baylor football
1903 record4–3–1
Head coachR. N. Watts (1st season)
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The 1903 Baylor football team was an American football team that represented Baylor University as an independent during the 1903 college football season. In its first season under head coach R. N. Watts, the team compiled a 4–3–1 record and was outscored by a total of 69 to 46.[1][2]


October 3 TCU Waco, TX W 12–0
October 17 Fort Worth University Waco, TX W 23–0
October 24 Texas San Antonio, TX L 0–48
November 7 Texas A&M Waco, TX T 0–0
November 14 Texas A&M Waco, TX L 0–16
November 21 at Texas A&M College Station, TX L 0–5
November 27 TCU Waco, TX W 5–0
November 30 Texas School for the Deaf Waco, TX W 6–0

Season summary

In October, coach Watts also acted as referee for the Vanderbilt at Texas game.

Oct. 3 vs. TCU

Opening the local football season, Baylor defeated TCU in front of a large crowd on the former's campus; a street railway strike forced many spectators to arrive by less conventional means, such as hay wagons.

vs. Texas

Following the wins against Texas Christian University and Fort Worth University, Baylor was considered a strong contender for the state championship if the team could win the game against Texas. Although Texas won, the team's captain, Rembert Watson was injured and missed Texas's next game against Arkansas.

Nov. 7 vs. Texas A&M

The game "was the hardest fought game ever played at Waco," and while A&M held the advantage, they could not score before time ended each half.