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1970 Ole Miss Rebels football
Gator Bowl, L 28–35 vs. Auburn
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 20
1970 record7–4 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachJohn Vaught
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/6 LSU 5 0 0     9 3 0
#4/4 Tennessee 4 1 0     11 1 0
#10/9 Auburn 5 2 0     9 2 0
#20 Ole Miss 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 4 0
Georgia 3 3 0     5 5 0
Alabama 3 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1970 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1970 college football season and in the 1971 Gator Bowl against Auburn where Ole Miss lost 35–28. Archie Manning was the quarterback for Ole Miss.[1] This also marked the last season of coach Johnny Vaught's first tenure as the Ole Miss coach.

SeasonEdit

In the Egg Bowl, Mississippi State beat Ole Miss by a score of 19–14. Ole Miss still held the lead in the series with 35 wins, 26 losses and 6 ties. In the Magnolia Bowl, LSU beat Ole Miss by a score of 61–17. LSU held the lead in the series with 30 wins, 26 losses, and 3 ties.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 19* at Memphis State #5 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 47–13    
September 26 Kentucky #5 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 20–17    
October 3 Alabama #7 Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS (Rivalry) ABC W 48–23    
October 10 at Georgia #5 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 31–21    
October 17* Southern Mississippi #4 Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 14–30    
October 24 at Vanderbilt #13 Dudley FieldNashville, TN (Rivalry) W 26–16    
November 7*† Houston #13 Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS W 24–13    
November 14* Chattanooga #13 Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS W 44–7    
November 26 Mississippi State #12 Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Egg Bowl) L 14–19    
December 5 at LSU #18 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) L 17–61    
January 2, 1971* Auburn #20 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) L 28–35    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Players Selected in 1971 NFL DraftEdit

Player Round Pick Position Club
Archie Manning 1 2 Quarterback New Orleans Saints
Wimpy Winther 4 88 Center New Orleans Saints
Adam Mitchell 4 103 Tackle Dallas Cowboys
Fred Brister 5 128 Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
Dennis Coleman 6 151 Linebacker Miami Dolphins
Wyck Neely 6 154 Defensive BackPhiladelphia Eagles
Worthy McClure 7 164 Tackle Pittsburgh Steelers
Vernon Studdard 11 266 Wide Receiver New York Jets
Floyd Franks 12 295 Wide Receiver Denver Broncos
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Awards and honorsEdit

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