1970 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1970 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Arkansas Razorbacks logo
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 12
AP No. 11
1970 record 9–2 (6–1 SWC)
Head coach Frank Broyles (13th year)
Offensive coordinator Don Breaux
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Charlie Coffey
Base defense 4–3
Captain Bill Burnett
Captain Bill Montgomery
Captain Dick Bumpas
Captain Mike Boschetti
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »
1970 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Texas $ 7 0 0     10 1 0
#11 Arkansas 6 1 0     9 2 0
Texas Tech 5 2 0     8 4 0
Rice 3 4 0     5 5 0
SMU 3 4 0     5 6 0
TCU 3 4 0     4 6 1
Baylor 1 6 0     2 9 0
Texas A&M 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1970 college football season. In their 13th year under head coach Frank Broyles, the Razorbacks compiled a 9–2 record (6–1 against SWC opponents), finished in second place behind Texas in the SWC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 402 to 144.[1][2] The team finished the season ranked #11 in the final AP Poll and #12 in the final UPI Coaches Poll.

Tackle Dick Bumpas was a consensus All-American for Arkansas in 1970, with Chuck Dicus also earning first-team honors.[3] Bill McClard averaged 7.3 points per game from the kicking position, the best in the nation for 1970. McClard converted on 50 of 51 extra points and 10 of 15 field goals. McClard connected on a 60-yard field goal against the Mustangs of SMU. This is the third-longest field goal in Arkansas history.[4] Quarterback Bill Montgomery completed 80% of his pass attempts (12 of 15) against Oklahoma State, tied for sixth-best in Arkansas history in that category.[5] Arkansas gained 658 yards (296 pass 362 rush) against TCU, the third most in the history of the Razorbacks.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 12, 1970 No. 10 Stanford* No. 4 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR L 28–34   48,000
September 19, 1970 Oklahoma State* No. 11 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 23–7   53,000
September 26, 1970 Tulsa* No. 12 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 49–7   40,000
October 3, 1970 at TCU No. 11 Amon Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 49–14   39,000
October 10, 1970 Baylor No. 10 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 41–7   53,000
October 24, 1970 Wichita State No. 9 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 62–0   40,000
October 31, 1970 at Texas A&M No. 8 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 45–6   34,000
November 7, 1970 Rice No. 7 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 38–14   40,000
November 14, 1970 SMU No. 7 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 36–3   43,500
November 21, 1970 at No. 19 Texas Tech No. 6 Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas W 24–10   50,125
December 5, 1970 at No. 1 Texas No. 4 Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 7–42   68,510
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1970-1974)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1970 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ Consensus All-America Team. 1970 All-Americans. Infoplease.com. Retrieved on October 11, 2008.
  4. ^ "Arkansas Football Records-Longest Field Goals." 2008 Arkansas Razorbacks Media Guide. pg. 113. University of Arkansas. Retrieved on October 11, 2008.
  5. ^ "Arkansas Football Records-Completion Percentage." 2008 Arkansas Razorbacks Media Guide. University of Arkansas. Retrieved on October 11, 2008.
  6. ^ "Arkansas Football Records-Team Yards-Game." 2008 Arkansas Razorbacks Media Guide. University of Arkansas. pg. 126. Retrieved on October 11, 2008.