1904 Baylor football team

The 1904 Baylor football teamwas an American football team that represented Baylor University as an independent during the 1903 college football season. In its first season under head coach Sol Metzger, the team compiled a 2–5–1 record and was outscored by a total of 106 to 34.[1][2]

1904 Baylor football
ConferenceIndependent
Record2–5–1
Head coach
Seasons
← 1903
1905 →
1904 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Georgetown     7 1 0
Southwest Texas State     5 1 0
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial     2 0 1
Davidson     6 1 1
Navy     7 2 1
North Carolina     5 2 2
Virginia     6 3 0
North Carolina A&M     3 1 2
West Virginia     6 3 0
VPI     5 3 0
George Washington     4 2 2
Arkansas     4 3 0
Oklahoma     4 3 1
South Carolina     4 3 1
Stetson     2 2 0
Central Oklahoma     2 3 0
VMI     3 5 0
Kentucky University     3 4 0
Grant     2 3 0
Florida State College     2 3 0
Maryland     2 4 2
Goldey College     1 2 0
Tennessee Docs     2 4 0
Baylor     2 5 1
Louisiana Industrial     1 3 0
TCU     1 4 1
Delaware     1 5 1
Rollins     0 1 0
Tusculum     0 2 0
Florida at Lake City     0 5 0
Oklahoma A&M     0 6 0

Metzger was brought to Baylor following successes with his previous football teams as both player and captain. At Andover, "the leading preparatory school of the East" at the time, he played two years of football. He subsequently attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was selected as captain of the freshman football team; after two years of varsity football, the senior was selected as captain of the varsity team and graduated with honor from Penn.

In March 1904, the Southwestern Intercollegiate Athletic Association was formed, encompassing:

"the States of Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and the Territories of New Mexico, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory. Nearly every important institution within this district is either now a member or has signified its intention of joining in the near future."

Following the season, Lester, a right tackle for Baylor, was selected to the All Southwestern football team as a substitute, and center Townes was noted as the greatest rival in the Southwest to Texas's center Glascock.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 1 at TCU Waco, TX T 0–0[3]
October 15 Texas A&M Waco, TX L 0–5
October 22 Trinity (TX) Waco, TX L 0–22
October 31 Arkansas Waco, TX W 17–6
November 5 Texas A&M Waco, TX L 0–10
November 12 at TCU Waco, TX W 17–0[4]
November 19 at Texas Austin, TX L 0–58
November 24 TCU
L 0–51,000[5][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1904 Baylor Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "2018 Baylor Football Media Almanac" (PDF). Baylor University. p. 105. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "The Season In Texas Opened In Waco". Houston Post. Houston, Texas. October 2, 1904. p. 17. Retrieved August 21, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  4. ^ "Baylor Had an Easy Time with the T. C. U." Houston Post. Houston, Texas. November 13, 1904. p. 21. Retrieved August 21, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  5. ^ "Baylor Was Easy for the T. C. U." Houston Post. Houston, Texas. November 25, 1904. p. 9. Retrieved August 21, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  6. ^ "Baylor Defeated". The Austin Statesman. Austin, Texas. November 25, 1904. p. 1. Retrieved August 21, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  7. ^ "Baylor Defeated (continued)". The Austin Statesman. Austin, Texas. November 25, 1904. p. 5. Retrieved August 21, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .