1970 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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1970 Ole Miss Rebels football
Gator Bowl, L 28–35 vs. Auburn
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 20
1970 record 7–4 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Vaught (24th season)
Home stadium Hemingway Stadium
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 LSU $ 5 0 0     9 3 0
No. 4 Tennessee 4 1 0     11 1 0
No. 10 Auburn 5 2 0     9 2 0
No. 20 Ole Miss 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 4 0
Georgia 3 3 0     5 5 0
Alabama 3 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1970 college football season and in the 1971 Gator Bowl against Auburn where Ole Miss lost 35–28. Archie Manning was the quarterback for Ole Miss.[1] This also marked the last season of coach Johnny Vaught's and first tenure as the Ole Miss coach.

Season[edit]

In the Egg Bowl, Mississippi State beat Ole Miss by a score of 19–14. Ole Miss still held the lead in the series with 35 wins, 26 losses and 6 ties. In the Magnolia Bowl, LSU beat Ole Miss by a score of 61–17. LSU held the lead in the series with 30 wins, 26 losses, and 3 ties.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 19 at Memphis State* No. 5 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 47–13   51,456
September 26 Kentucky No. 5 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 20–17   46,200
October 3 Alabama No. 7 Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS (Rivalry) ABC W 48–23   46,821
October 10 at Georgia No. 5 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 31–21   59,310
October 17 Southern Mississippi* No. 4 Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 14–30    
October 24 at Vanderbilt No. 13 Dudley FieldNashville, TN (Rivalry) W 26–16   34,000
November 7 Houston*dagger No. 13 Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS W 24–13   36,535
November 14 Chattanooga* No. 12 Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS W 44–7   15,137
November 26 Mississippi State No. 10 Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Egg Bowl) L 14–19   35,000
December 5 at No. 8 LSU No. 16 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) L 17–61   67,590
January 2, 1971 Auburn* No. NR Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) L 28–35   71,136
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Players Selected in 1971 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Round Pick Position Club
Archie Manning 1 2 Quarterback New Orleans Saints
Wimpy Winther 4 88 Center New Orleans Saints
Adam Mitchell 4 103 Tackle Dallas Cowboys
Fred Brister 5 128 Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
Dennis Coleman 6 151 Linebacker Miami Dolphins
Wyck Neely 6 154 Defensive Back Philadelphia Eagles
Worthy McClure 7 164 Tackle Pittsburgh Steelers
Vernon Studdard 11 266 Wide Receiver New York Jets
Floyd Franks 12 295 Wide Receiver Denver Broncos

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Awards and honors[edit]

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