Football, 1957: Baylor

Football 1957 Baylor coverBet you thought I forgot about the rest of the 1957 football season. I did not, but things got a little crazy for a while and I didn’t have time to dig out any materials for a post.

Well, we left off with one more game to go—Baylor. If we win, we win the Southwest Conference and a trip to the Cotton Bowl. On paper, this shouldn’t have caused much anxiety. It was a home game and Baylor was having a terrible year, fighting just to stay out of last place. There was a significant amount of handwringing in the press, though, as plenty of people pointed out that this could actually be a dangerous situation.

Football 1957 Baylor ticket

They needn’t have fretted, however. The Owls won decisively, 20-0. The Thresher was jubilant and preparations for the trip up to the game began immediately.

Football 1957 Baylor thresher

Meanwhile, things were getting even more interesting for King Hill, who was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals.

Football 1957 Baylor scrapbook

Bonus: Check this out. I’m unsure whether I should be mortified or amused. I do know that any list that includes me, Erica Rose and J.J. Watt is dubious at best.

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5 Responses to Football, 1957: Baylor

  1. Bill Allison says:

    Wow, congrats Melissa! Well deserved.

  2. mjthannisch says:

    yes it was. Ditto on the congratulations.

  3. Francis Eugene "Gene" PRATT, Institute Class of '56 says:

    I’ve been fascinated ever since I started reading your blog.

  4. Tommy LaVergne says:

    A rose is a rose–You’re Rice’s Rose! You go Girl!

  5. Pat Campbell says:

    I have to agree on you having a fascinating blog and a wonderfully interesting assignment.

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