1966 Baylor Bears football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1966 record5–5 (3–4 SWC)
Head coachJohn Bridgers (8th season)
CaptainDwight Hood, Terry Southall
Home stadiumBaylor Stadium
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Template:1966 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1966 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1966 college football season. In their eighth season under head coach John Bridgers, the Bears compiled a 5–5 record (3–4 against conference opponents), finished in fifth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 168 to 140.[1][2] They played their home games at Baylor Stadium in Waco, Texas.

The team's statistical leaders included Terry Southall with 1,986 passing yards, Richard Defee with 332 rushing yards and 36 points scored, and Tommy Smith with 483 receiving yards.[3] Dwight Hood and Terry Southall were the team captains.[2]


September 10No. 7 Syracuse*W 35–12
September 24Colorado*No. 10
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
L 7–13
October 1at Washington State*W 20–14
October 8at No. 5 ArkansasW 7–0
October 22Texas A&M
L 13–17
October 29at TCUL 0–6
November 5Texas
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
L 14–26
November 12at Texas TechW 29–14
November 19at SMUL 22–24
November 26Rice
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
W 21–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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