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1970 Stanford Indians football team

The 1970 Stanford Indians football team represented Stanford University during the 1970 college football season.

1970 Stanford Indians football
Pac-8 champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 27–17 vs. Ohio State
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 8
1970 record9–3 (6–1 Pac-8)
Head coachJohn Ralston (8th season)
Home stadiumStanford Stadium (c. 85,500, grass)
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Stanford $ 6 1 0     9 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     6 4 0
Oregon 4 3 0     6 4 1
UCLA 4 3 0     6 5 0
California 4 3 0     6 5 0
No. 15 USC 3 4 0     6 4 1
Oregon State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Washington State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

SeasonEdit

The Indians won the Pac-8 conference with an overall record of 9–3 and went on to beat #2 Ohio State in the 1971 Rose Bowl.[1] With eighteen passing and three rushing touchdowns added to his 2,715 passing yards on the year (which broke his own conference record), Rose Bowl MVP Jim Plunkett was awarded the Heisman Trophy. The 1970 college season had been the "Year of the Quarterback," and Plunkett beat out Notre Dame's Joe Theismann and Archie Manning of Ole Miss to win the award.

Plunkett was the first Latino to win the Heisman Trophy. Aside from the Heisman, he captured the Maxwell Award for the nation's best quarterback and was named player of the year by United Press International, The Sporting News, and SPORT magazine. In addition, the American College Football Coaches Association designated him as their Offensive Player of the Year.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 12at No. 4 Arkansas*No. 10W 34–28
September 19San Jose State*No. 4W 34–3
September 26at OregonNo. 3W 33–10
October 3Purdue*No. 3
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
L 14–26
October 10No. 4 USCNo. 12
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA (rivalry)
W 24–14
October 17at Washington StateNo. 9W 63–16
October 24at No. 16 UCLANo. 8W 9–7
October 31Oregon StateNo. 6
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
W 48–10
November 7WashingtonNo. 6
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
W 29–22
November 14at No. 13 Air Force*No. 6L 14–31
November 21at CaliforniaNo. 11L 14–22
January 1, 1971vs. No. 2 Ohio State*No. 12W 27–17
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1970 Stanford Cardinal football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 16 Jim Plunkett Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Players drafted by the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jim Plunkett Quarterback 1 1 New England Patriots
Dave Tipton Defensive Tackle 4 96 New York Giants
Bob Moore Tight End 5 123 Oakland Raiders
Ron Kadziel Linebacker 5 129 Dallas Cowboys
Randy Vataha Wide Receiver 17 418 Los Angeles Rams

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Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stanford Game-by-Game Results; 1970–1974". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2003-01-10. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "1971 NFL Draft". Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-11. Retrieved 2007-04-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://collegefootball.about.com/od/collegefootballawards/a/award-camp.htm
  5. ^ http://football.about.com/cs/history/a/maxwellaward.htm