American Football Database
American Football Database
1963 Baylor Bears football
Bluebonnet Bowl champion
Bluebonnet Bowl, W 14–7 vs. LSU
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1963 record8–3 (6–1 SWC)
Head coachJohn Bridgers (5th season)
CaptainBobby Crenshaw, Don Trull
Home stadiumBaylor Stadium
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Template:1963 Southwest Conference football standings The 1963 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1963 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach John Bridgers, the Bears compiled an 8–3 record (6–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the conference, defeated LSU in the 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 205 to 120.[1][2] They played their home games at Baylor Stadium in Waco, Texas.

The team's statistical leaders included Don Trull with 2,157 passing yards and 60 points scored, Dalton Hoffman with 458 rushing yards, and Larry Elkins with 873 receiving yards.[3] Trull and Bobby Crenshaw were the team captains.[2]


September 28Houston*W 27–0
October 3at Oregon State*L 15–22
October 12Arkansas
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
W 14–10
October 19at Texas TechW 21–17
October 26at Texas A&MW 34–7
November 2TCU
W 32–13
November 9at No. 1 TexasL 0–7
November 16Kentucky*
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
L 7–19
November 30at RiceW 21–12
December 7SMU
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
W 20–6
December 21vs. LSU*
W 14–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game