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1970 William & Mary Indians football
Southern Conference Champions
Tangerine Bowl, L 12–40, vs. #15 Toledo
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1970 record5–7 (3–1 SoCon)
Head coachLou Holtz (2nd year)
Defensive coordinatorBobby Ross (1st year)
Home stadiumCary Field
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →

When William & Mary played the 20th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers on September 12, it marked the first game as future college football legend Bobby Bowden's career as the Mountaineers' head coach. Bowden would go on to coach West Virginia from 1970–1975, going 3–0 against the Indians (Tribe) in the process.

1970 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
William & Mary   3 1         5 7  
The Citadel   4 2         5 6  
Furman   3 2         8 3  
East Carolina   2 2         3 8  
Richmond   3 3         4 6  
Davidson   2 4         2 8  
VMI   1 4         1 10  
† – Conference champion


ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 12* at #20 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia L 7–43  
September 18* at Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida L 14–36  
September 26* Cincinnati Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia L 10–17  
October 3* [[{{{school}}}|Ohio Wesleyan]] Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 33–29  
October 10 The Citadel Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia L 7–16  
October 17 at Virginia Military Institute Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, Virginia W 24–10  
October 24* at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia L 6–33  
October 31* Virginia Tech Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia L 14–35  
November 7* Connecticut Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 28–15  
November 14 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, North Carolina W 29–28  
November 21 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) W 34–33  
December 28* vs. #15 Toledo Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida (Tangerine Bowl) L 12–40  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from Associated Press.

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