BYU Football Road Games to plan a vacation around: Baylor

BYU Football Road Games to plan a vacation around: Baylor

by Daniel Olsen

This is the fourth of a six part series detailing the best road games for BYU Football fans to travel to in the 2021 season. Be sure to check out our feature of Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Logan as well as the other ones in the weeks to come.

This will be a family reunion of sorts as the BYU Cougars are slated to go against their former offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes. They will do so when they travel to Waco, Texas to play the Baylor Bears. It’s time to see the best parts of traveling to this part of Texas.

Proximity to big cities

Waco is just under a three hour drive south to Houston. It’s also just a 90 minute drive north to Dallas. The proximity to two of the bigger cities in Texas make it a fun trip. With a plethora of NFL and a possible World Series going on in Texas,

Sic ‘Em Bears

Baylor University has seen quite a bit of success in recent years. They won their first ever national title in men’s basketball this year and the Lady Bears have three national titles in hoops. The men’s tennis team also won a championship in 2004.

Baylor is a private Baptist University that was founded in 1845. Like BYU, they share the tradition and prestige that comes with being a private religious institution. Notre Dame rules the East, BYU rules the West and Baylor rules the South. Fans will want to take a tour of this University prior to the game.


These are just a few of the recommendations made by Jake Sorenson, who has spent quite a bit of time in Waco and other areas around that part of Texas. He is a knowledgeable food connoisseur that is always happy to make recommendations on restaurants he’s been to. He is the weekly host of COSMOnday: the BYU episode of The Hive Sports Podcast.

Rudy’s BBQ and Coaches Show

Silo’s Baking Co.

Backyard Waco

Hutchins BBQ

The Star

Tourist attractions

Here are a few other fun attractions to check out that Sorenson went to when he wasn’t checking out all the cuisines in Texas:

Traders Village

Perot museum of nature and science

Little shop on Bosque

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Waco suspension bridge

Magnolia Press

Dr. Pepper Museum

Be sure to also ask Jake Sorenson about his experiences with shark tooth hunting along the coast of Texas.

Featured image courtesy Stadium Journey

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