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The 1973 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In their fifth and final season under head coach Bill Mallory, the Redskins won the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship, compiled an 11–0 record (5–0 against MAC opponents), outscored all opponents by a combined total of 223 to 76, and defeated Florida, 16–7, in the Tangerine Bowl.[1]

1973 Miami Redskins football
MAC champion
Tangerine Bowl, W 16–7 vs. Florida
ConferenceMid-American Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 15
1973 record11–0 (5–0 MAC)
Head coachBill Mallory (5th season)
Home stadiumMiami Field
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Miami $ 5 0 0     11 0 0
Kent State 4 1 0     9 2 0
Bowling Green 2 3 0     7 3 0
Ohio 2 3 0     5 5 0
Western Michigan 1 4 0     6 5 0
Toledo 1 4 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Steve Sanna with 927 passing yards, Bob Hitchens with 591 rushing yards, and John Wiggins with 414 receiving yards.[2]

After the 1973 season, coach Mallory left Miami to become head coach at Colorado.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1973 Miami (OH) RedHawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "1973 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2015.