|1970 North Carolina Tar Heels football|
|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|
|1970 ACC football standings|
|Wake Forest †||5||–||1||–||0||6||–||5||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
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.
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.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
|September 12||Kentucky*||W 20–10|
|September 19||NC State||W 19–0|
|September 26||at Maryland||W 53–20|
|October 3||at Vanderbilt*||No. 19||W 10–7|
|October 10||South Carolina||No. 18||L 21–35|
|October 17||at Tulane*||L 17–24|
|October 24||at Wake Forest||L 13–14|
|October 31||Virginia||W 30–15|
|November 7||VMI*||W 62–13|
|November 14||at Clemson||W 42–7|
|November 21||Duke||W 59–34|
|December 30||vs. No. 8 Arizona State*||L 26–48|
References[edit | edit source]
- "1970 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/acc/1970.html. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
- "1970 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/north-carolina/1970-schedule.html. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
- "2016 North Carolina football media guide". North Carolina Athletic Communications Office. p. 122. https://unc_ftp.sidearmsports.com/custompages/football/2016footballguide-o.pdf.
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