UGLY INCIDENT MARS BAYLOR BOWL UPSET

By Bartee Haile.

In just their fourth post-season appearance in school history, the Bears of Baylor University squared off against the heavily favored Tennessee Volunteers in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1957. It was not for nothing that the Baptist college was known as the hardluck member of the Southwest Conference. The Bears had won their last championship way back in 1924 and would not win another until 1974. Prior to the 1956 season, seven different teams had come close to breaking the frustrating drought only to finish second in the SWC gridiron race.
 
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