The Baylor Line Foundation Presents:
THE SUGAR BOWL SPECIAL
Baylor Bears vs. Georgia Bulldogs
7:45 p.m. Jan. 1, 2020 New Orleans, LA
As Baylor gears up for its second Sugar Bowl in program history, the Baylor Line is proud to bring you tales from the past of the Bear’s great 13-7 victory over Tennessee in 1957.
“They were calling it ‘Baylor’s greatest victory of all time’ as most of the record 81,000 watchers in the fabulous Sugar Bowl still stared in shocked disbelief at the stadium scoreboard which read: “Baylor 13, Tennessee 7.”
Turn the pages back 63 years and read George Wright’s Baylor Line story, recounting the famed 1957 Sugar Bowl Victory. Taken directly from the January-February 1957 issue, this piece of history will delight seasoned Baylor fans (some experiencing their second Baylor Sugar Bowl) and enthrall new Bears alike.
“All these years later, all 63 of them, the 1957 Sugar Bowl Game Between Baylor and Tennessee holds a magical grip on Baylor alumni and fans of a certain age.”
Read David Pickle’s (’74) brilliant recreation of the 1957 Sugar Bowl experience. Anecdotes and adventure come to life just like it was all just yesterday.
“Baylor’s upcoming Sugar Bowl encounter with Georgia brings back many memories for Jerry Marcontell, who played an integral role in the Bears’ 13-7 upset of the second-ranked Tennessee Volunteers in the 1957 Sugar Bowl — the last time Baylor played in the storied New Orleans classic.”
Lester Zedd (’73) sits down with Marcontell 63 years later to recount the game and the team that helped make Baylor the only college in American to furnish two No. 1 draft choices in 1957.