American Football Database
American Football Database
1972 Baylor Bears football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1972 record6–5 (4–3 SWC)
Head coachGrant Teaff (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorGeorge Kirk
Home stadiumBaylor Stadium
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Template:1972 Southwest Conference football standings The 1972 Baylor Bears football team represented the Baylor University in the 1972 college football season. Grant Teaff was hired to resurrect the moribund football team at Baylor. Baylor originally hired Rudy Feldman from New Mexico, but Feldman quit after one day, leaving the job to Teaff. Baylor had been 7–43–1 in the five seasons preceding Teaff's arrival. The Bears offense scored 180 points, while the Bears defense allowed 156 points. In the Battle of the Brazos, the Bears beat Texas A&M by a score of 15–13.


September 16at No. 16 Georgia*L 14–2453,201
September 23at Missouri*W 27–042,000
October 7Miami (FL)*W 10–335,000
October 14at No. 20 ArkansasL 20–3141,670
October 21at Oklahoma State*L 7–2039,000
October 28Texas A&Mdagger
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
W 15–1340,000
November 4at TCUW 42–922,925
November 11No. 9 Texas
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
L 3–1748,394
November 18Texas Tech
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
L 7–1318,000
November 25at SMUL 7–1218,035
December 2Rice
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
W 28–1426,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game