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1978 Baylor Bears football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1978 record3–8 (3–5 SWC)
Head coachGrant Teaff (7th season)
Home stadiumBaylor Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Southwest Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Houston 7 1 0     9 3 0
#11 Arkansas 6 2 0     9 2 1
#9 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     7 4 0
#19 Texas A&M 4 4 0     8 4 0
SMU 3 5 0     4 6 1
Baylor 3 5 0     3 8 0
Rice 2 6 0     2 9 0
TCU 0 8 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Baylor Bears football team represented the Baylor University in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Bears finished the season sixth in the Southwest Conference. Sophomore Mike Singletary established a team record with 232 tackles in 1978, including 34 in a game against the University of Houston.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 16at Georgia*L 14–1643,000
September 23at Kentucky*L 21–2557,793
September 30at No. 13 Ohio State*L 28–3487,998
October 7HoustonL 18–2035,000
October 14SMU
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
L 21–2836,500
October 21at No. 12 Texas A&MW 24–655,458
October 28at TCUW 28–2116,722
November 4at Texas TechL 9–2748,895
November 11No. 16 Arkansasdagger
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
L 14–2745,000
November 18at RiceL 10–2413,000
November 25No. 9 Texas
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
W 38–1431,500
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team Players drafted into the NFLEdit

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Greg Hawthorne Running back 1 28 Pittsburgh Steelers
Ronnie Lee Tackle 3 65Miami Dolphins
Steve Howell Fullback 4 107 Miami Dolphins
Luke Prestridge Punter 7 188Denver Broncos
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