Template:1965 Southwest Conference football standings
1965 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1965 college football season. In their seventh season under head coach John Bridgers, the Bears compiled a 5–5 record (3–4 against conference opponents), tied for fourth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 171 to 156.  They played their home games at  Baylor Stadium in Waco, Texas.
The team's statistical leaders included Ken Stockdale with 978 passing yards, Richard Defee with 429 rushing yards, Harlan Lane with 643 receiving yards, and Billy Hayes and George Cheshire with 24 points scored each.
Mike V. Bourland and Bill Ferguson were the team captains. 
Date Opponent Site Result
September 18 at Auburn * W 14–8
September 25 Washington * W 17–14
October 2 at Florida State * L 7–9
October 9 No. 3 Arkansas L 7–38
October 23 at Texas A&M W 31–0
October 30 TCU L 7–10
November 6 at Texas L 14–35
November 13 at Texas Tech L 22–34
November 20 SMU W 20–10
November 27 at Rice W 17–13 *Non-conference game Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game