1970 North Carolina Tar Heels football team
|1970 North Carolina Tar Heels football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1970 record||8–4 (5–2 ACC)|
|Head coach||Bill Dooley (4th season)|
Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|1970 ACC football standings|
|Wake Forest $||5||–||1||–||0||6||–||5||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
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.
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.
|September 12||Kentucky*||Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC||W 20–10|
|September 19||NC State||Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry)||W 19–0|
|September 26||at Maryland||Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD||W 53–20|
|October 3||at Vanderbilt*||No. 19||Dudley Field • Nashville, 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 Stadium • New Orleans, LA||L 17–24|
|October 24||at Wake Forest||Groves Stadium • Winston-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 Stadium • Clemson, 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 Field • Atlanta, GA (Peach Bowl)||L 26–48|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time.|
- "1970 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
- "1970 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
- "2016 North Carolina football media guide" (PDF). North Carolina Athletic Communications Office. p. 122.
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