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NEW ORLEANS (Jan. 1, 1957) - Eleventh-ranked Baylor beat Tennessee at its own game in the 1957 Sugar Bowl, turning four interceptions and a key fumble recovery into a 13-7 win over the previously undefeated and No. 2-ranked Volunteers.
Baylor scored first on a pass from Bobby Jones to Jerry Marcontell covering 12 yards. The touchdown drive had been keyed by Shofner's 54-yard run after a Johnny Majors quick-kick.
Tennessee had two drives snuffed by interceptions in the first half and trailed 6-0 at intermission. The Vols scored early in the third quarter as Majors and fullback Tommy Bronson led the charge downfield and Baylor contributed a key piling-on penalty. Majors scored from the 1 and Sammy Burklow's conversion gave the Vols a 7-6 lead.
The Vols held that lead into the fourth quarter when Majors was hit on a punt return and fumbled at the Vol 15. Baylor recovered and moved in for the winning score. The Vols had two last chances to score, but two Baylor interceptions and a sack of Vol tailback Bobby Gordon erased the Vols' last scoring opportunities.