The 1970 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented the Marshall University in the 1970 NCAA Division I-A football season.
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.
|Game||Date||Opponent||Result||Thundering Herd points||Opponents||Record|
|1||Sept. 19||Morehead State||Win||17||7||1-0|
|2||Sept. 26||@ Toledo||Loss||3||52||1-1|
|3||Oct. 3||@ Xavier||Win||31||14||2-1|
|4||Oct. 10||Miami, Ohio||Loss||12||19||2-2|
|6||Oct. 24||Western Michigan||Loss||3||34||2-4|
|7||Oct. 31||@ Bowling Green State||Loss||24||26||2-5|
|8||Nov. 7||Kent State||Win||20||17||3-5|
|9||Nov. 14||@ East Carolina||Loss||14||17||3-6|
|10||Nov. 21||@ Ohio U.||Cancelled|