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
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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, West Virginia, 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, West Virginia 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]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 19 Morehead State* Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 17-7    
September 26 Toledo* Glass BowlToledo, OH L 52-3    
October 3 Xavier* Corcoran StadiumCincinnati, OH W 31-14    
October 10 Miami U* Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV L 19-12    
October 17 Louisville* Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV L 16-14    
October 24 Western Michigan* Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV L 34-3    
October 31 Bowling Green* Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH L 26-24    
November 7 Kent State* Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 20-17    
November 14 East Carolina* Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC L 17-14    
November 21 Cancelled Ohio* Peden StadiumAthens, OH      
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.