1953 Baylor Bears football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1953 record7–3 (4–2 SWC)
Head coachGeorge Sauer (4th season)
Home stadiumBaylor Stadium
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Template:1953 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1953 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1953 college football season. They finished with a 7-3 record in the Southwest Conference for the year. Tackle James Ray Smith was selected as an All American player; Cotton Davidson (Quarterback), Jerry Coody (Halfback) and Smith were all selected All-Southwest Conference players.[1]


September 19at No. 14 California*No. 20W 25–0
October 2at Miami (FL)*No. 10W 21–13
October 10ArkansasNo. 9W 14–7
October 17Vanderbilt*No. 8
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
W 47–6
October 24at No. 15 Texas A&MNo. 6W 14–13
October 31TCUdaggerNo. 3
W 25–7
November 7at No. 19 TexasNo. 3L 20–21
November 14Houston*No. 9
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
L 7–37
November 21SMU
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
W 27–21
November 28at No. 8 RiceL 19–41
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


  1. Baylor University, "The Round-Up 1954" yearbook via the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2013.
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