1970 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

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1970 Marshall Thundering Herd football
ConferenceIndependent
1970 record3-6
Head coachRick Tolley
Home stadiumFairfield Stadium
Seasons
« 19691971 »
 
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1970 Marshall Thundering Herd football
ConferenceIndependent
1970 record3-6
Head coachRick Tolley
Home stadiumFairfield Stadium
Seasons
« 19691971 »

The 1970 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented the Marshall University in the 1970 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Regular season[edit]

Memorial at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, WV to the victims of the 1970 plane crash.

On November 14, 1970, Southern Airways Flight 932, which was chartered by the school to fly the Thundering Herd football team, coaches, and fans to Kinston, North Carolina for a game against the East Carolina University Pirates and back to Huntington, crashed on approach to Tri-State Airport after clipping trees just west of the runway and impacting nose-first into a hollow. All seventy-five people on board died. It was the worst single air tragedy in NCAA sports history.[1]

Season schedule[edit]

GameDateOpponentResultThundering Herd pointsOpponentsRecord
1Sept. 19Morehead StateWin1771-0
2Sept. 26@ ToledoLoss3521-1
3Oct. 3@ XavierWin31142-1
4Oct. 10Miami, OhioLoss12192-2
5Oct. 17LouisvilleLoss14162-3
6Oct. 24Western MichiganLoss3342-4
7Oct. 31@ Bowling Green StateLoss24262-5
8Nov. 7Kent StateWin20173-5
9Nov. 14@ East CarolinaLoss14173-6
10Nov. 21@ Ohio U.Cancelled

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