1951 Baylor Bears football
Orange Bowl, L 14–17 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
1951 record8–2–1 (4–1–1 SWC)
Head coachGeorge Sauer (2nd season)
Home stadiumBaylor Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →

Template:1951 Southwest Conference football standings The 1951 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1951 NCAA college football season. The Bears finished with an 8-2-1 record and were ranked #9 in the final AP poll. Four players - Larry Isbell (Quarterback), Stanley Williams (End), Bill Athey (Guard) and Ken Casner (Tackle) - were awarded All-American Status.[1] They lost to Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 22at Houston*W 19–0
October 6at Tulane*No. 19W 27–14
October 13ArkansasNo. 12W 9–7
October 20Texas Tech*No. 10
W 40–2022,000
October 27at No. 16 Texas A&MNo. 7T 21–21
November 3TCUdaggerNo. 8
L 7–20
November 10at No. 10 TexasNo. 16W 18–6
November 17Wake Forest*No. 10
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
W 42–0
November 24SMUNo. 10
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
W 14–13
December 1at RiceNo. 9
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
W 34–13
January 1vs. No. 6 Georgia Tech*No. 9L 14–17
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Baylor University, "1952 Round Up" yearbook via the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2013 http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/ref/collection/tx-annl/id/26259
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