1970 Ole Miss Rebels Football Team
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1970 Ole Miss Rebels Football Team
1970 Ole Miss Rebels football
Gator Bowl, L 28-35 vs. Auburn
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 20
1970 record7-4 (4-2 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Vaught (24th season)
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 LSU $ 5 0 0     9 3 0
No. 4 Tennessee 4 1 0     11 1 0
No. 10 Auburn 5 2 0     9 2 0
No. 20 Ole Miss 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 4 0
Georgia 3 3 0     5 5 0
Alabama 3 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1970 NCAA University Division football season and in the 1971 Gator Bowl against Auburn where Ole Miss lost 35-28. Archie Manning was the quarterback for Ole Miss.[1] This also marked the last season of coach Johnny Vaught's first tenure as the Ole Miss coach.

Season

In the Egg Bowl, Mississippi State beat Ole Miss by a score of 19-14. Ole Miss still held the lead in the series with 35 wins, 26 losses and 6 ties. In the Magnolia Bowl, LSU beat Ole Miss by a score of 61-17. LSU held the lead in the series with 30 wins, 26 losses, and 3 ties.

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 19at Memphis State*No. 5W 47-1351,456
September 26KentuckyNo. 5W 20-1746,200
October 3No. 17 AlabamaNo. 7
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, Mississippi (rivalry)
ABCW 48-2346,821
October 10at GeorgiaNo. 5W 31-2159,310
October 17Southern Mississippi*No. 4L 14-30
October 24at VanderbiltNo. 13W 26-1634,000
November 7No. 18 Houston*daggerNo. 13
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, Mississippi
W 24-1336,535
November 14Chattanooga*No. 12
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, Mississippi
W 44-715,137
November 26Mississippi StateNo. 10
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, Mississippi (Egg Bowl)
L 14-1935,000
December 5at No. 8 LSUNo. 16L 17-6167,590
January 2, 1971No. 10 Auburn*L 28-3571,136
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

Postseason

Gator Bowl

  • Jim Poole Jr. 9 Rec, 111 Yds, TD [5]

Players Selected in 1971 NFL Draft

Player Round Pick Position Club
Archie Manning 1 2 Quarterback New Orleans Saints
Wimpy Winther 4 88 Center New Orleans Saints
Adam Mitchell 4 103 Tackle Dallas Cowboys
Fred Brister 5 128 Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
Dennis Coleman 6 151 Linebacker Miami Dolphins
Wyck Neely 6 154 Defensive back Philadelphia Eagles
Worthy McClure 7 164 Tackle Pittsburgh Steelers
Vernon Studdard 11 266 Wide receiver New York Jets
Floyd Franks 12 295 Wide receiver Denver Broncos

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Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ "Gator Bowl Association: History". Archived from the original on 2009-08-21. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "CFR Season 1970". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved .
  3. ^ All Time Results
  4. ^ College Poll Archive Football 1970
  5. ^ Ole Miss Record Book. Retrieved 2018-Dec-13.
  6. ^ "Season 1971". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved .

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