|1979 Baylor Bears football|
Peach Bowl champion
|1979 record||8–4 (5–3 SWC)|
|Offensive coordinator||John O'Hara (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Floyd Casey Stadium|
|1979 Southwest Conference football standings|
|No. 5 Houston +||7||–||1||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|No. 8 Arkansas +||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|No. 12 Texas||6||–||2||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|No. 14 Baylor||5||–||3||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1979 Baylor Bears football team represented the Baylor University in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Bears finished the regular season fourth in the Southwest Conference. A win over Clemson in the Peach Bowl capped the season.
|September 8||Lamar*||W 20–7||25,000|
|September 15||Texas A&M||W 17–7||48,500|
|September 22||at No. 2 Alabama*||L 0–45||77,512|
|September 29||Texas Tech||W 27–17||35,800|
|October 6||at No. 6 Houston||L 10–13||37,142|
|October 13||at SMU||W 24–21||65,101|
|October 20||at Army*||W 55–0||32,591|
|October 27||TCU||W 16–3||36,250|
|November 10||at No. 9 Arkansas||No. 17||L 20–29||43,284|
|November 17||Rice||No. 20||W 45–14||28,500|
|November 24||at No. 6 Texas||No. 17||L 0–13||63,288|
|December 31||vs. No. 18 Clemson*||No. 19||W 24–18||57,321|
Freshman DB Kyle Woods, who injured his neck in preseason practice, spoke to the team before the game and was on the sidelines in wheelchair as team wore No. 23 towels as tribute.
|1979 Baylor Bears football team roster|
Team players drafted into the NFL
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
|William Glass||Guard||4||86||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Arland Thompson||Guard||4||103||Chicago Bears|
|Keith Bishop||Guard||6||157||Denver Broncos|
|Bo Taylor||Running back||Tampa Bay|
|Andrew Melontree||Linebacker||6||159||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Gary Don Johnson||Defensive tackle||7||168||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Kirk Collins||Defensive back||7||176||Los Angeles Rams|
|Thomas Brown||Defensive end||11||302||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Frank Pollard||Running back||11||305||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Howard Fields||Defensive back||12||329||Philadelphia Eagles|
Awards and honors
- Mike Singletary, (All-America) honors
- Mike Singletary, Davey O'Brien Memorial Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding player in the Southwest Conference.
- Mike Singletary was the only college junior to be selected to the All-Southwest Conference Team of the 1970s.
- "Injured player spurs Baylor to Peach win." Eugene Register-Guard. pg. 18. 1980 January 1.
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