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1970 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
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Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 17–9 vs. Texas Tech
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 13
1970 record9–3
Head coachBud Carson (4th season)
CaptainJack Williams
Rock Perdoni
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Notre Dame         10 1 0
Villanova         9 2 0
No. 16 Air Force         9 3 0
No. 13 Georgia Tech         9 3 0
Boston College         8 2 0
No. 19 Houston         8 3 0
West Virginia         8 3 0
No. 17 Tulane         8 4 0
No. 18 Penn State         7 3 0
Temple         7 3 0
West Texas State         7 3 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
Florida State         7 4 1
Virginia Tech         5 6 0
Syracuse         6 4 0
Dayton         5 4 1
Pittsburgh         5 5 0
Rutgers         5 5 0
Utah State         5 5 0
Colgate         5 6 0
[[{{{school}}}|Southern Miss]]         5 6 0
New Mexico State         4 6 0
Miami (FL)         3 8 0
Northern Illinois         3 7 0
Marshall         3 6 0
Buffalo         2 9 0
Navy         2 9 0
Army         1 9 1
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1970 NCAA University Division football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by fourth-year head coach Bud Carson and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta.

Georgia Tech started the year with four straight victories, climbing to 13th in the AP Poll. Two losses to ranked rivals Tennessee and Auburn knocked them out of the polls. After racking up three more wins, they traveled to Notre Dame and almost pulled off an upset over the #1 team in the country, as the Fighting Irish needed a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Yellow Jackets.[1] The close loss actually brought Georgia Tech back into the polls, at 16th. After defeating rival Georgia, they were invited to the 1970 Sun Bowl, where they defeated Texas Tech, 17–9.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 12No. 17 South CarolinaW 23–2051,206
September 19Florida State
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 23–1350,324
September 26Miami (FL)No. 19
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 31–2144,246
October 3ClemsonNo. 15
W 28–750,113
October 10No. 20 TennesseeNo. 13
L 6–1759,624
October 17at No. 8 AuburnNo. 16L 7–3162,391
October 24Tulane
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 20–632,129
October 31at DukeW 24–1632,650
November 7Navydagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 30–850,105
November 14at No. 1 Notre DameL 7–1059,075
November 28at GeorgiaNo. 16W 17–759,803
December 19vs. No. 19 Texas TechNo. 13CBSW 17–930,512
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[2][3]

RosterEdit

1970 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 McAshan, EddieEddie McAshan So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt


ReferencesEdit

  1. Markus, Robert (November 15, 1970). "Late T.D. Trips Tech, 10-7: Irish Rally to Win". Chicago Tribune: p. b1.
  2. "1970 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/georgia-tech/1970-schedule.html.
  3. 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 172
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