Template:1966 Southwest Conference football standings
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.  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.
Dwight Hood and Terry Southall were the team captains. 
Date Opponent Rank Site Result
September 10 No. 7 Syracuse * W 35–12
September 24 Colorado * No. 10 L 7–13
October 1 at Washington State * W 20–14
October 8 at No. 5 Arkansas W 7–0
October 22 Texas A&M L 13–17
October 29 at TCU L 0–6
November 5 Texas L 14–26
November 12 at Texas Tech W 29–14
November 19 at SMU L 22–24
November 26 Rice W 21–14 *Non-conference game Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game