1970 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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1970 North Carolina Tar Heels football
North Carolina Tar Heels logo.svg
Peach Bowl, L 26–48 vs. Arizona State
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1970 record 8–4 (5–2 ACC)
Head coach Bill Dooley (4th season)
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wake Forest $ 5 1 0     6 5 0
North Carolina 5 2 0     8 4 0
Duke 5 2 0     6 5 0
South Carolina 3 2 1     4 6 1
NC State 2 3 1     3 7 1
Clemson 2 4 0     3 8 0
Maryland 2 4 0     2 9 0
Virginia 0 6 0     5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1970 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1970 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tar Heels were led by fourth-year head coach Bill Dooley and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in second.[2]

The team's star player was running back Don McCauley, who broke O.J. Simpson's NCAA record for single season rushing yards with 1,720 yards. He was named ACC Player of the Year, was a consensus first-team All-American, and finished ninth in voting for the Heisman Trophy.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 12 Kentucky* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 20–10  
September 19 NC State Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) W 19–0  
September 26 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 53–20  
October 3 at Vanderbilt* No. 19 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 10–7  
October 10 South Carolina No. 18 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) L 21–35  
October 17 at Tulane* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 17–24  
October 24 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC (Rivalry) L 13–14  
October 31 Virginia Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (South's Oldest Rivalry) W 30–15  
November 7 VMI* Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC W 62–13  
November 14 at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 42–7  
November 21 Duke Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Victory Bell) W 59–34  
December 30 vs. No. 8 Arizona State* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) L 26–48  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1970 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "1970 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  3. ^ "2016 North Carolina football media guide" (PDF). North Carolina Athletic Communications Office. p. 122.