Baylor Bears Football Schedule
The state of Texas has some big college football teams that are bowl contenders
and produce all kinds of future NFL stars, and the Baylor Bears are no exception. The Waco, Texas based football team is part
of the Big 12 Conference, and as such the Bears have a tough schedule on the slate every single season. With the Bears playing
conference competitors like the Texas Longhorns, TCU Horned Frongs and Texas Tech Red Raiders on the regular, Baylor football
fans always have a big game to gear up for. Football fans looking for some excitement on the football field can check out
the Baylor football schedule and head over to the Floyd Casey Stadium to get into the thrills of NCAA football whenever the
Bears take on Big 12 rivals on home turf in upcoming months.
Baylor Bears Football Conference
University Bears are part of the Big 12 Conference, where they face in-state rivals like the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Texas
Longhorns and TCU Horned Frogs. The Big 12 is packed full of powerhouse teams, including other big teams like the Iowa State
Cyclones, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys and West Virginia Mountaineers.
The Bears have been part of the Big 12 since its formation in 1996, prior to that playing in the Southwestern Conference from
1914 until its dissolution in 1996. The Big 12 is part of the NCAA Division I FBS circuit, and teams around the conference
vie to compete in bowl games such as the Fiesta Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, Alamo Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Bridgepoint
Education Holiday Bowl, Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas and Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Baylor Bears Football Rivalries
of Baylor's biggest rivals in NCAA football are also in-state and conference competitors, including Texas Tech, Texas Christian
and University of Texas. The Baylor - TCU rivalry is one of the most longstanding in all of college football, dating back
to 1899 when the two teams first started playing each other on the football field. Games against the Red Raiders and the Longhorns
also bring football fans in droves from all parts of Texas as the Big 12 competitors battle it out for big conference wins.
The Bears are also a big rival of the SMU Mustangs, although the two teams were bigger competitors when they were both part
of the now-defunct Southwest Conference. The Baylor football team also has some former rivalries against former conference
competitors such as the Arkansas Razorbacks, Houston Cougars, Rice Owls and Texas A&M Aggies. The Bears and Aggies compete
for the Battle of the Brazos, although the Aggies' decision to leave the Big 12 also squelched much of the rivalry.
Baylor Bears Football Tournament History
The Baylor Bears are still establishing themselves in the Big 12 Conference,
although they were a recognized powerhouse in the Southwest Conference. The Bears won the Southwest Conference seven times,
in 1915, 1916, 1922, 1924, 1974, 1980 and 1994. Baylor has also played in five major bowl games, and most recently have won
the Alamo Bowl (over Washington) in 2011 and the Holiday Bowl (over UCLA) in 2012. The Bears are considered a constant threat
in the FBS and are big competitors whether they're playing a conference rival or another competing team. The Bears were ranked
one of the top teams in the league in the 200s when Robert Griffin III played for Baylor, and in 2011 the team even finished
in the Top 20 of the AP Rank and Coaches Rank for the first time since the '80s.
Baylor Bears Football NFL Players
you recognize names like Robert Griffin III, you might be a fan of the Baylor Bears football team. RGIII was one of the most
prolific players to ever go through the ranks of the Baylor football program, and is the only Baylor player to win the Heisman
Trophy to date, which he won in 2011. Griffin also is the Bears' only winner of the AP College Football Player of the Year
Award, as well as the AT&T ESPN All-America Player of the Year and Sporting News College Football Player of the Year,
which were all won in 2011. Griffin is still a quarterback in the NFL, and there are tons of other former Baylor players that
have gone on to play pro football after their tenure spent with the Bears. Current NFL players and coaches include names like
RGIII, Mike Singletary, David Gettis, Terrance Williams, Josh Gordon and Nicolas Jean-Baptiste. The Bears have also yielded
several consensus All-Americans, including Barton Koch, Larry Isbell, Bill Glass, Lawrence Elkins, Don Trull, Roger Goree,
Aubrey Schulz, Gary Green, Mike Singletary, Thomas Everett, Santana Dotson, Daniel Sepulveda, Jason Smith, Kendall Wright,
Robert Griffin III and Terrance Williams.