1903 Baylor football team

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1903 Baylor football
Conference Independent
1903 record 4–3–1
Head coach R. N. Watts (1st season)
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The 1903 Baylor football team represented Baylor University during the 1903 college football season.


Date Opponent Site Result Overall record
Oct. 3 TCU Waco, Texas W 12–0 14–8–3
Oct. 17 Fort Worth University Waco, Texas W 23–0 15–8–3
Oct. 24 Texas San Antonio, Texas L 48–0 15–9–3
Nov. 7 Texas A&M Waco, Texas T 0–0 15–9–4
Nov. 14 Texas A&M Waco, Texas L 16–0 15–10–4
Nov. 21 at Texas A&M College Station, Texas L 5–0 15–11–4
Nov. 27 TCU Waco, Texas W 5–0 16–11–4
Nov. 30 Texas School for the Deaf Waco, Texas W 6–0 17–11–4
All times are in Central Time.

Season summary[edit]

In October, coach Watts also acted as referee for the Vanderbilt at Texas game.

Oct. 3 vs. TCU[edit]

Opening the local football season, Baylor defeated TCU in front of a large crowd on the former's campus; a street railway strike forced many spectators to arrive by less conventional means, such as hay wagons.

vs. Texas[edit]

Following the wins against Texas Christian University and Fort Worth University, Baylor was considered a strong contender for the state championship if the team could win the game against Texas. Although Texas won, the team's captain, Rembert Watson was injured and missed Texas's next game against Arkansas.

Nov. 7 vs. Texas A&M[edit]

The game "was the hardest fought game ever played at Waco," and while A&M held the advantage, they could not score before time ended each half.