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. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Baylor Bears football tickets.
2016 Baylor Season Preview
Art Briles incredible run as Baylor Bears head coach continued last season, with the Bears pulling in another Big 12 Championship. The 2015 season marks the end of Bryce Petty’s era as Baylor’s quarterback, but the Bears look to reload with highly touted junior Seth Russell. Russell will inherit one of the nation’s most dangerous offenses with Shock Linwood, KD Cannon, and Lynx Hawthorne representing some of the most dynamic players in the Big 12. The question mark with all of the Baylor teams over the last 5 years, has been the defense. The Bears defense gave up 25 points per game last year, but struggled against top offenses, giving up more than 40 points to Texas Tech, TCU, and Michigan State. If the Baylor Bears defense can play better against top teams, Baylor will be a contender for the College Football Playoff in 2015. Baylor’s game against TCU on November 27th could possibly be between two undefeated teams, and looks to be the game to determine the Big 12 Champion. Other top games on the 2015 Baylor Bears Schedule include against West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Texas.
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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
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 I’m sure they will settle with a trip to the Big 12 Conference Championship game. 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.