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The 1962 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1962 college football season. In its seventh and final season under head coach John Pont, Miami compiled an 8–2–1 record (3–1–1 against MAC opponents), finished in third place in the MAC, lost to Houston in the 1962 Tangerine Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 241 to 175.[1][2] The season included a 10-7 victory over No. 9 ranked Purdue a victory ranked among the greatest victories in program history.[3]

1962 Miami Redskins football
Tangerine Bowl, L 21–49 vs. Houston
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1962 record8–2–1 (3–1–1 MAC)
Head coachJohn Pont (7th season)
MVPBob Jencks, Tom Nomina
Captains
  • Gerry Myers
  • Tom Nomina
Home stadiumMiami Field
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Bowling Green $ 5 0 1     7 1 1
Ohio 5 1 0     8 3 0
Miami 3 1 1     8 2 1
Western Michigan 3 3 0     5 4 0
Kent State 2 4 0     3 6 0
Toledo 1 5 0     3 6 0
Marshall 0 5 0     4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Ernie Kellermann with 856 passing yards, Scott Tyler with 538 rushing yards, and Bob Jencks with 426 receiving yards.[4]

Gerry Myers and Tom Nomina were the team captains.[5] Nomina and Bob Jencks shared the team's most valuable player award.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1962 Miami (OH) RedHawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "2005 Miami University Football Media Guide" (PDF). 2005. pp. 118, 122. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  3. ^ 2005 Media Guide, p. 130.
  4. ^ "1962 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  5. ^ 2005 Media Guide, p. 148.
  6. ^ 2005 Media Guide, p. 149.