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1907 Baylor football
ConferenceIndependent
1907 record4–3–1
Head coachLuther Burleson (1st season)
Seasons
← 1905
1908 →

The 1907 Baylor football team was an American football team that represented Baylor University as an independent during the 1907 college football season. In its first season under head coach Luther Burleson, the team compiled a 4–3–1 record and was outscored by a total of 105 to 91.[1][2]

Baylor's December 6 game at LSU was the team's first ever east of the Mississippi.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 5 TCU Waco, TX T 6–6
October 12 Texas School for the Deaf Waco, TXW 33–0
October 19 Fort Worth University Dallas, TX W 5–11
October 26 Trinity (TX) Waco, TX W 4–0
November 9 at Texas Austin, TX L 11–27
November 11 TCU Waco, TX L 10–11
November 28 TCU Waco, TXW 16–8
December 6 at LSU Baton Rouge, LA L 0–48

BackgroundEdit

The trustees of the Baylor University have just abolished football games in that institution, and there will be no more intercollegiate or class games.
The roughness of the game, coupled with the tendency to unfair playing, is the reason given.

Associated Press, May 31, 1906[4]

The trustees of the Baylor University have just reinstated football after prohibiting the game for a year.
The student body brought strong pressure to bear, but some of the trustees were loath to permit the game. Track athletics have not proven as popular as had been hoped. The action of Baylor is interesting in view of the attitude of several other educational institutions in the state.

Associated Press, June 4, 1907[5]

Baylor University did not field a team in 1906. Due to the violence of football, the sport was banned by the Board of Trustees in May 1906.[6]

Under student pressure and a lack of interest in the school's athletics team, the trustees lifted the ban the following year.

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