1956 Baylor Bears football
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 13–7 vs. Tennessee
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 11
1956 record9–2 (4–2 SWC)
Head coachSam Boyd (1st season)
Home stadiumBaylor Stadium
← 1955
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Template:1956 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1956 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. The team finished with a record of 9-2 and a victory in the Sugar Bowl against the University of Tennessee. Bill Glass (Guard) was chosen as an All American player and Del Shafner (Halfback) and Jerry Marcontell (End) were selected All Conference.[1]


September 22at California*W 7–6
September 29Texas TechW 27–015,000
October 6at Maryland*No. 16W 14–0
October 13at ArkansasNo. 10W 14–7
October 27No. 7 Texas A&MdaggerNo. 8
L 13–19
November 3at TCUNo. 15L 6–7
November 10Texas
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
W 10–7
November 17at Nebraska*No. 16W 26–7
November 24at SMUNo. 16W 26–0
December 1RiceNo. 15
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
W 46–13
January 1, 1957vs. No. 2 Tennessee*No. 11W 13–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


  1. Baylor University, "1957 Round Up" yearbook via the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2013.
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