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1970 North Carolina Tar Heels football
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Peach Bowl, L 26–48 vs. Arizona State
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1970 record 8–4 (5–2 ACC)
Head coach Bill Dooley (4th year)
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »
1970 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wake Forest 5 1 0     6 5 0
North Carolina 5 2 0     8 4 0
Duke 5 2 0     6 5 0
South Carolina 3 2 1     4 6 1
NC State 2 3 1     3 7 1
Clemson 2 4 0     3 8 0
Maryland 2 4 0     2 9 0
Virginia 0 6 0     5 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1970 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1970 NCAA University Division football season. The Tar Heels were led by fourth-year head coach Bill Dooley and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in second.[2]

The team's star player was running back Don McCauley, who broke O.J. Simpson's NCAA record for single season rushing yards with 1,720 yards. He was named ACC Player of the Year, was a consensus first-team All-American, and finished ninth in voting for the Heisman Trophy.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 12Kentucky*W 20–10
September 19NC State
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
W 19–0
September 26at MarylandW 53–20
October 3at Vanderbilt*No. 19W 10–7
October 10South CarolinaNo. 18
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
L 21–35
October 17at Tulane*L 17–24
October 24at Wake ForestL 13–14
October 31Virginia
W 30–15
November 7VMI*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 62–13
November 14at ClemsonW 42–7
November 21Duke
W 59–34
December 30vs. No. 8 Arizona State*L 26–48
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

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