The Baylor Bears first fielded a football team in 1899. Baylor's greatest football success came under the leadership of head coach Grant Teaff, who took over a struggling Baylor team in 1972, and within two years managed to win the program's first Southwest Conference title since 1924. That season and the win that year over the rival Texas Longhorn team are still referred to as “the Miracle on the Brazos” after the river near Baylor campus. Teaff managed to put the Baylor Bears on the college football map, and the current squad looks to continue his legacy and hopefully even improve on it. The Bears play in the Big 12 Conference and have won over 8 conference championships. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Baylor Bears football tickets.
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2016 Baylor Season Preview
The Baylor Bears concluded their 2015 season with 10 wins and 3 losses, including a win in the Russell Athletic Bowl against North Carolina where they ended the season as No. 4 in the Big 12. Baylor enters the 2016 season with a number of question marks, starting with the abrupt change in the head coach position. After eight years as the Bears head coach and taking earning a spot as a top Big 12 team, Art Briles was dismissed and replaced by interim head coach Jim Grobe. Baylor begins the 2016 season with only nine starters and the task of rebuilding both offensive and defensive side. The offense will be led by quarterback Seth Russell, who has proven to be an asset to Baylor. Russell will need to rely on the strongest position in the Bears' offense with running backs Shock Linwood, bowl game MVP, and Johnny Jefferson who had a 1,000 yard 2015 season. The Bears will have a lot of work to do to up their power on the defensive line with a less experienced team. The change in coaching has lowered the Bears' odds as a conference championship and a showing in the CFP, but they could surprise fans and come out as a stronger team. Exciting games on the Baylor Bears 2016 schedule will be against rival teams Texas Tech, TSU and Texas Longhorns.
Baylor Bears Football at McLane Stadium Address: Waco, Texas, 76711
The Baylor Bears play their home games at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. McLane Stadium was built in 2013 and opened for the Baylor Bears season opening game in 2014. Built on 93 acres, McLane Stadium will hold 45,000 fans with a future expansion plan to 55,000. The new stadium will also feature six founder's suites, 39 suites, 74 loge boxes, and 1,200 outdoor club seats. McLane Stadium parking information is covered in our Bears event guide.
The games was born as a crosstown rivalry when TCU was in Waco, only a few miles from the Baylor campus. A fire that destroyed the main building ended up relocating the university to Fort Worth, but rivalry continued to grow and has now been played over 100 times, with the series split almost exactly 50/50 thus far.
Baylor vs. Texas Tech Another close series all-time, the Bears are Texas Tech’s most played opponent. The game has been played at neutral sites recently, including the Cotton Bowl in Dallas and Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Recently, this has been the game to watch if you wanted to see a whole lot of offense.
The Baylor Bears Rivalry with the Texas Longhorns is one of the oldest rivalries in the State of Texas. The first time that the Bears and Longhorns met on the gridiron was in 1901, and the teams have played almost every year since. Although the Longhorns lead the overall series by a large margin, Baylor has had a couple strings of extended success in the series. From 1974-1992, the Bears won 10 games against Texas, one of the most successful runs of any team against the Longhorns during that period. Baylor’s rise to prominence in the Big 12 has put life back into this rivalry, which is once again one of the best in the South.
Baylor in the CFP National Championship and Bowl Games
Baylor Bears fans would love it if its team could turn back the clock to 1900 when they went undefeated but with 2 Big 12 Conference Championship wins from 2013 and 2014 they've become a top conference team. The Bears have come out victorious in double-digit bowl games making them one of the more decorated postseason teams. Before joining the Big 12 in 1996 they won seven Southwest Conference Championships making them one of the most successful teams in conference history. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and Big 12 Championship Game.
Baylor Bears Event Guide
Does my child need a ticket to attend a Baylor home football game?
Children under two years of age are allowed in the stadium without a ticket, but must sit on the lap of their parent during the game.
When do the gates open prior to a Baylor home football game?
Gates open 2 hours prior to kickoff.
Where is the best place to eat in Waco before a Baylor football game?
If you’re looking for a burger and a shake, try Health Camp. Don’t be fooled by the name though, it’s quite the opposite, but very good. For some good Texas BBQ, go to Jasper’s.
Where is the best place to park at a Baylor football game?
McLane Stadium features 2,500 on-site parking spaces as well as being located within an easy walking distance to 9,000 on-campus parking spaces.