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1970 Marshall Thundering Herd

Head Coach: Rick Tolley (2nd season)

Stadium: Fairfield Stadium, Huntington, WV

Record: 3-6 (1-4 MAC)

Previous: 1969

Next: 1971

Schedule/Results

Date Opponent Result Score Record
9/19 Morehead State W 17-7 1-0
9/26 at Toledo L 3-52 1-1 (0-1)
10/3 at Xavier W 31-14 2-1 (0-1)
10/10 Miami (OH) L 12-19 2-2 (0-2)
10/17 Louisville L 14-16 2-3 (0-2)
10/24 Western Michigan L 3-34 2-4 (0-3)
10/31 at Bowling Green L 24-26 2-5 (0-4)
11/7 Kent State W 20-17 3-5 (1-4)
11/14 at East Carolina L 14-17 3-6 (1-4)
11/21 at Ohio Cancelled - Plane crash

Notes

On November 14, 1970, when returning from their away game at East Carolina, Marshall's team plane crashed on its approach to Huntington's Tri-State Airport. There were no survivors. On board the flight were 37 players, head coach Rick Tolley and four assistant coaches, two trainers, 25 team boosters and a crew of five. This was the worst disaster involving a sports team in United States history.

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