Washington played Baylor four times, the Huskies winning only in 1964. The Alamo Bowl will mark the first time the teams have met since early in the 1965 season.
Washington and Baylor (Waco, TX.) have contested each other four times, Baylor winning three. The teams first met in 1954 in Waco (huge win by Baylor), but have not played each other since 1965. Washington will be appearing in its fifth bowl game in Texas, and for the first time in the Alamo Bowl, played in San Antonio. UW’s previous four Texas bowl appearances came in the Sun Bowl in El Paso. Recaps of the four games played between Washington and Baylor:
BAYLOR 34, WASHINGTON 7
Oct. 16, 1954, at Waco, TX
Washington gave Baylor a game for a half, but faded in the 80-degree heat in the final two quarters in a game played in front of an announced crowd of 22,000. Baylor quarterback Billy Hooper threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Henry Gremminger, who was 10 yards behind the Washington secondary when he caught the ball, and threw a similar pass to Gremminger in the third.
Bill Albrecht of the Huskies got in the way and Gremminger tipped the ball to Charles Smith, who raced for the TD. In addition to his touchdown passes, Hooper scored on a one-yard run.
Jack Kylling scored on a 4-yard run for Washington’s only touchdown. UW quarterback Bobby Cox completed 10 of 21 passes for 188 yards.
Future NFL star receiver Del Shofner caught three passes for Baylor, which outgained Washington 422 yards to 316.
BAYLOR 13, WASHINGTON 7
Oct. 15, 1955, at Seattle
Baylor snapped UWs four-game winning streak in front of 42,000 at Husky Stadium. The crowd included UW quarterback Sandy Lederman, suspended by head coach John Cherberg one hour before kickoff for his “uncooperative attitude.”
Baylor overcame a 7-0 deficit by scoring on long drives in the second and third periods. Bears’ quarterback Bobby Jones completed seven consecutive pases during Baylors two TD thrusts.
Washington’s only touchdown was on a sneak by quarterback Steve Roarke, and had another drive end when it fumbled at the Baylor one-yard line.
WASHINGTON 35, BAYLOR 14
Sept. 26, 1964, at Seattle
Steve Bramwell put the Huskies on the scoreboard with a 67-yard punt return 1 ½ minutes into the game (Bramwell also had a 52-yard TD called back because of a penalty) and UW quarterback Charlie Browning ran for two touchdowns (1 and 13 yards) to lead the assault in front of 56,700 at Husky Stadium..
Washington raced to a 28-0 lead, in part because of Junior Coffey’s 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Baylor outgained Washington 316 yards to 283, but couldn’t convert on numerous scoring opportunities.
BAYLOR 17, WASHINGTON 14
Sept. 25, 1965, at Waco
With Baylor clinging to a 17-14 lead, Bears center David Porter snapped the ball over the head of his punter, Ricky Head. The fourth-down miscue gave UW possession on the Baylor 19. But four plays later the Bears had pushed the Huskies backward 17 yards and iced the decision.
Terry Southall, Baylor quarterback, threw two TD passes in the first half. Baylor added a 21-yard field goal in the second quarter.
Washington got its touchdowns on a six-yard run by Steve Bramwell and a 38-yard touchdown pass from Tod Hullin to tight end Dave Williams.