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Gallery: Do you remember? -- Marshall vs. Morehead State, 1970

Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:04 PM

Marshall University (dark jerseys) beat Morehead State (white jerseys) 17-7 in the season opener Sept. 19, 1970, at Fairfield Stadium.

PAST MARSHALL FOOTBALL GALLERIES

1966 Marshall vs. Morehead State

1966 Marshall vs. Eastern Kentucky

1966 Marshall vs. Miami University

1969 Marshall University

1970 Marshall vs. Morehead State

1971 Marshall vs. Xavier

1972 Marshall vs. Kent State

1973 Marshall vs. Xavier

1973 Marshall vs. Bowling Green

1973 Marshall vs. Ohio

1974 Marshall vs. Morehead State

1974 Marshall vs. Akron

1974 Marshall vs. Miami

1974 Marshall vs. Northern Illinois

1974 Marshall vs. Western Michigan

1974 Marshall vs. Kent State

1974 Marshall vs. Ohio

1975 Marshall vs. Morehead State

1975 Marshall vs. Illinois State

1975 Marshall vs. Western Michigan

1975 Marshall vs. Ohio

1976 Marshall vs. Morehead

1976 Marshall vs. Miami

1976 Marshall vs. Dayton

1976 Marshall vs. Akron

1976 Marshall vs. Villanova

1979 Marshall vs. Toledo

1979 Marshall vs. VMI

1980 Marshall vs. Morehead

1980 Marshall vs. Kent State

1981 Marshall Scrimmage

1981 Marshall Media Day and Scrimmage

1981 Marshall vs. Morehead

1981 Marshall vs. East Tennessee State

1981 Marshall vs. VMI

1981 Marshall vs. Appalachian State (first Southern Conference win)

1981 Marshall vs. Western Carolina

1981 Marshall vs. Indiana State

1982 Marshall vs. Kent State

1982 Marshall vs. Akron

1983 Green-White Game

1983 Media Day

1983 Marshall vs. The Citadel

1984 Green-White Game

1984 Marshall vs. West Virginia Tech

1984 Marshall vs. Appalachian State

1984 Marshall vs. ETSU, welcome home rally

1985 Marshall media day

1985 Marshall vs. Morehead State

1986 Marshall media day

1986 Marshall vs. Davidson (homecoming)

1987 Marshall spring Green-White game

1987 Marshall vs. Western Carolina

1988 Marshall vs. Furman University

1989 Marshall Media Day

1989 Marshall vs. Catawba

1990 Marshall vs. Eastern Kentucky (last game at Fairfield Stadium)

1991 Marshall vs. New Hampshire (first game at Joan C. Edwards Stadium)

1992 Marshall vs. Morehead

1992 Marshall vs. Youngstown State

1993 Marshall vs. Murray State

1993 Marshall vs. Howard University

1993 Marshall vs. Youngstown State, I-AA Championship game

1994 Marshall vs. UT-Chattanooga

1996 Marshall vs. Delaware playoffs

1996 Marshall vs. Furman playoffs

The 1970 team had a 3-6 record under coach Rick Tolley. Team captain was Dave Griffith.

On Nov. 14, 1970, 75 Marshall University football players, coaches and fans died in a plane crash upon returning to Huntington from East Carolina University, where the team had just suffered a heartbreaking 17-14 loss.

A site here at www.Herald-Dispatch.com titled “1970 Marshall Plane Crash: The Real Story” is full of information:

- original game stories and rosters of the 1970 and ’71 teams.

- photo galleries of the teams, Fairfield Stadium and more.

- biographical information about the victims.

- stories about Jack Lengyel, Nate Ruffin and Red Dawson.

- a history of Marshall football.

- coverage of the filming of the 2006 movie "We Are Marshall."

-  and more.

Click here to access “1970 Marshall Plane Crash: The Real Story”.

From 1966 to 1983, Marshall's football program suffered a dismal streak of losing seasons. In 1984, Marshall won its two final games on the road against Illinois State and East Tennessee State to finish with a 6-5 record for its first winning season in 20 years.

1970 Marshall University football roster

(Information from the 1970 Marshall media guide. Numbers might not match the photos.)

12, Bob Harris, QB, Junior, Cincinnati, Ohio.

14, Ted Shoebridge, QB, Junior, Lyndhurst, N.J.

20, Rick Lech, QB, Junior, Columbus, Ohio.

21, Felix Jordan, DB, Sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio.

22, Art Harris, HB, Sophomore, Passaic, N.J.

23, Marcelo Lajterman, K, Sophomore, Lyndhurst, N.J.

24, Kevin Gilmore, DB, Senior, Harrison, N.J.

25, Nate Ruffin, DB, Junior, Quincy, Fla.

30, Dickie Carter, FB, Senior, Kistler, W.Va.

31, Willie Bluford, LB, Junior, Greenwood, S.C.

32, Rich Brautigan, K, Sophomore, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

33, Joe Hood, HB, Sophomore, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

34, Art Shannon, LB, Junior, Greensboro, N.C.

40, Larry Sanders, DB, Junior, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

41, Bobby Joe Hill, DB, Sophomore, Dallas, Texas.

42, Tony Barile, DB, Fairfax, Va.

43, Stuart Cottrell, DB, Sophomore, Eustis, Fla.

44, Richard Taglang, DB, Junior, Bethlehem, Pa.

45, Gary Morgan, DB, Sophomore, Richmond, Va.

50, Rick Dardinger, C, Senior, Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

51, Jim Adams, C, Senior, Mansfield, Ohio.

52, Mike Swartley, C, Junior, Steelton, Pa.

53, Wes Hickman, C, Junior, Overland Park, Kan.

54, Jim Sly, OT, Junior, Iaeger, W.Va.

55, Dennis Foley, C, Sophomore, Carteret, N.J.

56, Jerry Stainback, LB, Senior, Newport News, Va.

57, Mike Keener, LB, Junior, Charleston, W.Va.

58, Frank James, LB, Junior, Barboursville.

60, Tom Howard, OG, Junior, Milton.

61, Mark Andrews, OG, Junior, Cincinnati, Ohio.

62, Tom Zborill, DG, Junior, Richmond, Va.

63, Jack Crabtree, DG, Sophomore, Tazewell, Va.

64, Greg Finn, DE, Junior, Boston, Mass.

65, Tom Brown, DG, Senior, Richmond, Va.

66, Pat Norrell, OG, Senior, Hartsdale, N.Y.

67, Mike Blake, LB, Sophomore, Huntington.

68, Larry Brown, DG, Senior, Atlanta, Ga.

70, Ed Deeds, DT, Junior, Covington, Va.

71, Bob Patterson, OT, Junior, Louisburg, N.C.

72, Fred Gaudet, DT, Junior, Buckhannon, W.Va.

73, Jon Calvin, OT, Sophomore, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

74, Paul Oden, DT, Sophomore, Page, W.Va.

75, Robert VanHorn, DT, Sophomore, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

76, David DeBord, OT, Senior, Quincy, Fla.

77, Ed Carter, OT, Sophomore, Wichita Falls, Texas.

80, Dennis Blevins, WR, Junior, Bluefield, W.Va.

81, Dave Griffith, DE, Senior, Clarksville, Va.

82, Jack Repasy, WR, Junior, Cincinnati, Ohio.

83, Scottie Reese, DE, Junior, Waco, Texas.

84, Pete Naputano, DE, Junior, Altoona, Pa.

85, Roger Vanover, TE, Junior, Russell, Ky.

86, John Young, TE, Sophomore, Buckhannon, W.Va.

87, Freddy Wilson, TE, Sophomore, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

88, Al Saylor, DE, Sophomore, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

 


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Herald-Dispatch photo archive - Marshall University (dark jerseys) beat Morehead State (white jerseys) 17-7 in the season opener Sept. 19, 1970, at Fairfield Stadium. The 1970 team had a 3-6 record under coach Rick Tolley. Team captain was Dave Griffith. On Nov. 14, 1970, 75 Marshall University football players, coaches and fans died in a plane crash upon returning to Huntington from East Carolina University, where the team had just suffered a heartbreaking 17-14 loss.

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