The 1957 Sugar Bowl to the featured the second-ranked Tennessee Volunteers and the 11th-ranked Baylor Bears. Behind a strong defense, the Baylor Bears upset undefeated Tennessee.

1957 Sugar Bowl
1234 Total
Baylor 0607 13
Tennessee 0070 7
DateJanuary 1, 1957
Season1956
StadiumTulane Stadium
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
United States TV coverage
NetworkABC
AnnouncersRay Scott, Herman Hickman
Sugar Bowl
 < 1956  1958

After a scoreless first quarter of play, Baylor scored on a 12-yard scoring pass from quarterback Bobby Jones to Jerry Marcontell to take a 6–0 lead. The score was set up by Del Shofner's 54-yard run. In the third stanza, quarterback Johnny Majors scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to put Tennessee on top at 7–6. In the fourth quarter, Buddy Humphrey's one-yard touchdown run gave Baylor a 13–6 advantage. Baylor's defense provided the difference as they didn't allow any more points.

Shofner was named Sugar Bowl MVP.

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