From the “Lariat” archive, November 28, 1903 edition: “Baylor Takes Thanksgiving Game”

In honor of Baylor’s big win over Texas Tech University on Saturday, here’s a recap of a similar Bears victory from 1903, this time over the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University (TCU).

At the time, TCU was located in Waco in a campus located “over the Heights” from Baylor, as the article put it. This cross-town rivalry provided endless opportunities for the people of Waco to be spectators to events like this football game played during a “Norther,” or seasonal cold front. Baylor won the contest 5-0.

Here in its entirety is the first paragraph from the article; click on the image below to view the full issue in our Baylor “Lariat” Collection.

Baylor Takes Thanksgiving Game

“Before the largest and most enthusiastic crowd of spectators that ever assembled on a foot-ball field in Waco, the Baylor team defeated the boys from over the Heights by a score of 5 to 0. It was an ideal day for foot-ball. A norther was blowing, through not hard enough to interfere with the playing, and yet made it cool enough for fast playing. The people from the city were out in large numbers to see the game, and Baylor does not fail to appreciate their patronage. The special train from Dallas brought the Medical students down and with them a large number of other Dallasites, who were, of course, out to see the game and helped to swell the crowd. The Medicoes were not lacking in college spirit and loyalty to Mother Baylor. They had their yells and could yell them. In this they had the home rooters bested. Seeing that our crowd were getting the worst of it, at one time, they marched in a body in front to the T.C.U. rooters and with a vim, that should teach us a lesson, gave vent to some real college yells that fairly drowned the voices of their opponents. We should profit by their example of organized rooting.”

 

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