The Big 12 Conference is one of the premier college football conferences in the nation. It is home to some of the best teams in the country, and its championship game is one of the biggest events of the college football season. But has Baylor ever won the Big 12 Championship? Let’s take a look.
Baylor’s History in the Big 12
Baylor joined the Big 12 Conference in 1996 when the Southwest Conference disbanded. Since then, the Bears have had a lot of success in the conference. They have won seven Big 12 titles in total, with four of them coming since 2010. They have also been to 11 bowl games in the Big 12 era, including a school-record four straight bowl wins from 2013 to 2016.
Baylor in the Big 12 Championship
The Big 12 Championship Game was first established in 1996, the same year that Baylor joined the Big 12. Since then, the Bears have appeared in the Big 12 Championship Game twice, in 2013 and 2014. Both times, however, they were defeated by Oklahoma.
The 2013 season was arguably Baylor’s best season in the Big 12 era. The Bears finished the season 11-1 and had a perfect 8-0 mark in conference play. They earned the Big 12’s automatic bid to the BCS National Championship Game, where they lost to eventual national champion Auburn.
The 2014 season was also a good one for the Bears. They went 11-1 and won the Big 12 title with a 9-1 mark in conference play. However, they were once again defeated by Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game.
Baylor’s Future in the Big 12
Baylor has had a lot of success in the Big 12, but they have yet to win the Big 12 Championship Game. The Bears are still in the process of rebuilding their program under head coach Matt Rhule, and they seem to be on the right track.
The Bears have a lot of talent on their roster, and they have a good chance of winning the Big 12 title in the near future. They have several key players returning from last year’s team, including quarterback Charlie Brewer and wide receiver Denzel Mims.
In conclusion, Baylor has had a lot of success in the Big 12 Conference, but they have yet to win the Big 12 Championship Game. They have appeared in the game twice, in 2013 and 2014, but both times they were defeated by Oklahoma. However, with a talented roster and a solid head coach, Baylor could be in position to win the Big 12 title in the near future.