1970 William & Mary Indians football team

The 1970 William & Mary Indians football team represented William & Mary during the 1970 college football season. 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 coached West Virginia from 1970 to 1975, going 3–0 against the Indians (Tribe) in the process.

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

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 12at No. 20 West Virginia*L 7–43
September 18at Miami (FL)*L 14–36
September 26Cincinnati*L 10–17
October 3Ohio Wesleyan*W 33–29
October 10The CitadelL 7–16
October 17at VMIW 24–10
October 24at Virginia*L 6–33
October 31Virginia Tech*L 14–35
November 7Connecticut*W 28–15
November 14at DavidsonW 29–28
November 21at RichmondW 34–33
December 28vs. No. 15 Toledo*L 12–40

NFL DraftEdit

= Pro Football Hall of Fame = Canadian Football Hall of Fame = College Football Hall of Fame
NFL Draft Selections 
# Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
1 1971 15 19 383 Andy Giles Oakland Raiders Defensive end

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