1970 Michigan State Spartans football team
|1970 Michigan State Spartans football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1970 record||4–6 (3–4 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Duffy Daugherty (17th season)|
|Captain||Gordon Bowdell, Michael Hogan, Wilt Martin|
Spartan Stadium |
|1970 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 5 Ohio State $||7||–||0||–||0||9||–||1||–||0|
|No. 9 Michigan||6||–||1||–||0||9||–||1||–||0|
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.
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).
|September 19||at Washington*||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||L 16–42|
|September 26||Washington State*||Spartan Stadium • East 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 Stadium • Ann 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 Stadium • Bloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon)||W 32–7|
|November 7||Purdue||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI||W 24–14|
|November 14||at Minnesota||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||L 13–23|
|November 21||No. 18 Northwestern||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI||L 20–23|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- "Michigan State Yearly Results (1970-1974)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
- "2015 Michigan State Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. p. 146. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
- "Bucks, Michigan Top All-Big Ten Team". Jacksonville (Ill.) Journal. December 1, 1970. p. 10.
- "Buckeyes place 6 on all-Big Ten team". The Bryan Times (AP story). November 27, 1970. p. 10.
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