1970 Arkansas Razorbacks football team
|1970 Arkansas Razorbacks football|
|1970 record||9–2 (6–1 SWC)|
|Head coach||Frank Broyles (13th year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Don Breaux|
|Defensive coordinator||Charlie Coffey|
|Home stadium||Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
|1970 Southwest Conference football standings|
|#3 Texas $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
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. 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. 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. 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. Arkansas gained 658 yards (296 pass 362 rush) against TCU, the third most in the history of the Razorbacks.
|September 12, 1970||No. 10 Stanford*||No. 4||War Memorial Stadium • Little 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 Stadium • Fayetteville, AR||W 49–7||40,000|
|October 3, 1970||at TCU||No. 11||Amon Carter Stadium • Fort 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 Field • College 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 Stadium • Lubbock, Texas||W 24–10||50,125|
|December 5, 1970||at No. 1 Texas||No. 4||Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX||L 7–42||68,510|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
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