1970 Stanford Indians football team

The 1970 Stanford Indians football team represented Stanford University during the 1970 NCAA University Division 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 Conference 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

SeasonEdit

The Indians were 8–3 in the regular season and won the Pac-8 title by two games; their only conference loss was at rival California in the Big Game on November 21.[1] In the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on New Year's Day, they upset #2 Ohio State.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

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; he also 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.

Plunkett was the first overall pick of the 1971 NFL Draft, selected by the Boston Patriots; the team relocated to the new Schaefer Stadium in Foxborough before the 1971 season began and became the New England Patriots.

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
OL Doug Adams
RB 33 Jackie Brown Jr
QB 13 Don Bunce   Jr
WR Eric Cross
QB 11 Jesse Freitas
OL Larry Jones
OL Steve Jubb
RB Jim Kehl
WR Jack Lasater
OL Dan Lightfoot
RB James Merrill
OL Bill Meyers
TE 86 Bob Moore Sr
QB 16 Jim Plunkett (C) Sr
OL John Sande
RB Reggie Sanderson
TE Bill Scott
OL Dennis Sheehan
FB 38 Hillary Shockley Jr
OL Terrell Smith
WR 18 Randy Vataha Sr
WR Demea Washington
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL Bill Alexander
S 29 Benny Barnes Jr
DL 73 Larry Butler Jr
DB Mike Ewing
DL Jody Graves
LB 87 Ron Kadziel Sr
DB Jim Kauffman
DE 78 Pete Lazetich Jr
DB Charles McCloud
DL Tim McClure
LB Dennis Moore
DB Pat Moore
DB Steve Murray
DE 91 Greg Sampson Jr
LB Phil Satre
DB 44 Jack Schultz (C) Sr
ILB 92 Jeff Siemon Jr
LB Mike Simone
DT 76 Dave Tipton Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 56 Steve Horowitz Sr
P 25 Steve Murray So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt
Source:[8]

NFL DraftEdit

Five Stanford players were selected in the 1971 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
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
Source:[9]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bears upset Stanford as Penhall leads way". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 22, 1970. p. 6B.
  2. ^ "Stanford Game-by-Game Results; 1970–1974". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2003-01-10. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Turran, Kenneth (January 2, 1971). "Stanford jars Buckeyes, 27-17". Milwaukee Sentinel. (Washington Post). p. 1, part 2.
  4. ^ Sons, Ray (January 2, 1971). "Stanford upsets Ohio State in Rose Bowl, 27-17". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). (Chicago Daily News Service). p. 11.
  5. ^ "Stanford shakes up Buckeyes". Pittsburgh Press. UPI. January 2, 1971. p. 6.
  6. ^ "Stanford upsets Buckeyes, 27-17". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 2, 1971. p. 1B.
  7. ^ Jenkins, Dan (January 11, 1971). "The one-day season". Sports Illustrated. p. 10.
  8. ^ "WSU vs. Stanford: probable offensive starters". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 16, 1970. p. 16.
  9. ^ "1971 NFL Draft". Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-11. Retrieved 2007-04-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ http://collegefootball.about.com/od/collegefootballawards/a/award-camp.htm
  12. ^ http://football.about.com/cs/history/a/maxwellaward.htm