1970 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

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1970 Marshall Thundering Herd football
Conference Independent
1970 record 3-6
Head coach Rick Tolley
Home stadium Fairfield Stadium
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »

The 1970 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented the Marshall University in the 1970 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Regular season[edit]

Memorial at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, WV to the victims of the 1970 plane crash.

On November 14, 1970, Southern Airways Flight 932, which was chartered by the school to fly the Thundering Herd football team, coaches, and fans to Kinston, North Carolina for a game against the East Carolina University Pirates and back to Huntington, crashed on approach to Tri-State Airport after clipping trees just west of the runway and impacting nose-first into a hollow. All seventy-five people on board died. It was the worst single air tragedy in NCAA sports history.[1]

Season schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Thundering Herd points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 19 Morehead State Win 17 7 1-0
2 Sept. 26 @ Toledo Loss 3 52 1-1
3 Oct. 3 @ Xavier Win 31 14 2-1
4 Oct. 10 Miami, Ohio Loss 12 19 2-2
5 Oct. 17 Louisville Loss 14 16 2-3
6 Oct. 24 Western Michigan Loss 3 34 2-4
7 Oct. 31 @ Bowling Green State Loss 24 26 2-5
8 Nov. 7 Kent State Win 20 17 3-5
9 Nov. 14 @ East Carolina Loss 14 17 3-6
10 Nov. 21 @ Ohio U. Cancelled

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