1965 Baylor Bears football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1965 record5–5 (3–4 SWC)
Head coachJohn Bridgers (7th season)
CaptainMike V. Bourland, Bill Ferguson
Home stadiumBaylor Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →

Template:1965 Southwest Conference football standings The 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.[1][2] 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.[3] Mike V. Bourland and Bill Ferguson were the team captains.[2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 18at Auburn*W 14–8
September 25Washington*W 17–14
October 2at Florida State*L 7–9
October 9No. 3 Arkansas
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
L 7–38
October 23at Texas A&MW 31–0
October 30TCU
L 7–10
November 6at TexasL 14–35
November 13at Texas TechL 22–34
November 20SMU
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
W 20–10
November 27at RiceW 17–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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