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1970 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1970 record5–6 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coachPepper Rodgers (4th season)
CaptainLarry Brown
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Nebraska 7 0 0     11 0 1
#20 Oklahoma 5 2 0     7 4 1
Kansas State 5 2 0     6 5 0
Colorado 3 4 0     6 5 0
Missouri 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kansas 2 5 0     5 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1970 NCAA University Division football season. In their fourth and final season under head coach Pepper Rodgers, the Jayhawks compiled a 5–6 record (2–5 against conference opponents), tied for sixth place in the Big Eight Conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 277 to 270.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Dan Heck with 1,169 passing yards, John Riggins with 1,131 rushing yards and Ron Jessie with 308 receiving yards.[3] Larry Brown was the team captain.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 12Washington State*W 48–31
September 19Texas Tech*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 0–23
September 26at Syracuse*W 31–14
October 3New Mexico*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 49–23
October 10at Kansas StateW 21–15
October 17No. 5 Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 20–41
October 24Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 24–10
October 31at Oklahoma StateL 7–19
November 7at ColoradoL 29–45
November 14Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 24–28
November 21at MissouriL 17–28
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1970 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1970-schedule.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 185.
  3. "1970 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1970.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
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