1970 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1970 Western Michigan Broncos football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1970 record 7–3 (2–3 MAC)
Head coach Bill Doolittle (7th season)
MVP Roger Lawson
Captain Vern Davis, Greg Flaska
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 Toledo $ 5 0 0     12 0 0
Miami 3 2 0     7 3 0
Ohio 3 2 0     4 5 0
Western Michigan 2 3 0     7 3 0
Kent State 1 4 0     3 7 0
Bowling Green 1 4 0     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1970 college football season. In their seventh season under head coach Bill Doolittle, the Broncos compiled a 7–3 record (2–3 against MAC opponents), finished in fourth place in the MAC, and outscored their opponents, 277 to 132.[1][2][3] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included Ted Grignon with 1,001 passing yards, Roger Lawson with 1,205 rushing yards, and Greg Flaska with 372 receiving yards.[5] Safety Vern Davis and tight end Greg Flaska were the team captains.[6] Fullback Roger Lawson received the team's most outstanding player award.[7]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 12at Central Michigan (rivalry)W 41–0
September 19BYUW 35–17
September 26at Miami (OH)L 12–23
October 3Bowling Green
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 23–3
October 10at Kent StateL 22–25
October 17Toledo
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 0–20
October 24at MarshallW 34–3
October 31Ohio
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 52–23
November 7at West Texas StateW 20–0
November 14Northern Illinois
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 38–18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1970 - 79". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1970 Western Michigan Broncos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Waldo Stadium". Western Michigan University. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1970 Western Michigan Broncos Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Football History: All-Time Captains". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Football History: Team Awards". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.