1970 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1970 Michigan State Spartans football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1970 record 4–6 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Duffy Daugherty (17th season)
MVP Eric Allen
Captain Gordon Bowdell, Michael Hogan, Wilt Martin
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
(Capacity: 76,000)
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Ohio State $ 7 0 0     9 1 0
No. 9 Michigan 6 1 0     9 1 0
Northwestern 6 1 0     6 4 0
Iowa 3 3 1     3 6 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0     4 5 1
Michigan State 3 4 0     4 6 0
Minnesota 2 4 1     3 6 1
Purdue 2 5 0     4 6 0
Illinois 1 6 0     3 7 0
Indiana 1 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 1970 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 17th season under head coach Duffy Daugherty, the Spartans compiled a 3–6 overall record (3–4 against Big Ten opponents) and finished in a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1][2]

No Spartans were selected as first-team players on the 1970 All-Big Ten Conference football teams, though three received second-team honors from either the Associated Press (AP) or the United Press International (UPI): split end Gordon Bowdell (AP-2, UPI-2); guard Joe DeLamielleure (AP-2); and halfback Eric Allen (UPI-2).[3][4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 19 at Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 16–42    
September 26 Washington State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 28–14    
October 3 No. 4 Notre Dame* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) L 0–29    
October 10 No. 1 Ohio State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 0–29    
October 17 at No. 6 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) L 20–34    
October 24 Iowa Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 37–0    
October 31 at Indiana Seventeenth Street Football StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) W 32–7    
November 7 Purdue Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 24–14    
November 14 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 13–23    
November 21 No. 18 Northwestern Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 20–23    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michigan State Yearly Results (1970-1974)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2015 Michigan State Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. p. 146. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bucks, Michigan Top All-Big Ten Team". Jacksonville (Ill.) Journal. December 1, 1970. p. 10. 
  4. ^ "Buckeyes place 6 on all-Big Ten team". The Bryan Times (AP story). November 27, 1970. p. 10.