The 1970 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented the Marshall University in the 1970 NCAA Division I-A football season.
1970 Marshall Thundering Herd football team Wikipedia
On November 14, 1970, Southern Airways Flight 932, which was chartered by the school to fly the Thundering Herd football team, coaches, and fans to Kinston, North Carolina for a game against the East Carolina University Pirates and back to Huntington, West Virginia crashed on approach to Tri-State Airport after clipping trees just west of the runway and impacting nose-first into a hollow. All seventy-five people on board died. It was the worst single air tragedy in NCAA sports history.