Defensive back Byron Beaver set an NCAA record with 5 interceptions against the Bears. The Cougar run defense held Baylor to just 21 rushing yards in the game. The UH ground game put up 163 yards while QB Billie Roland was 7/10 passing for 96 yards.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram sent reporter Galyn Wilkins to the game and his story lede put it the best.
“An army of relentless sophomores, down-right disrespectful of Baylor’s touted aerial game, spearheaded Houston University to a 19-0 conquest of the favored Bears.”
Lopasky opened the scoring in the 2nd quarter on a five-yard run and scored again in the third and on the first play of the 4th quarter. He ran for 43 yards on 13 carries.
Selected headlines after the game:
UH’s history with Baylor stretches back 70 years to 1950. Saturday’s game will be the first in the last quarter-century.