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The 1979 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its first season under head coach Tom Reed, the team compiled a 6–5 record (3–4 against MAC opponents), finished in seventh place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 223 to 142.[1]

1979 Miami Redskins football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1979 record6–5 (3–4 MAC)
Head coachTom Reed (1st season)
Home stadiumMiami Field
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Michigan $ 8 0 1     10 0 1
Toledo 7 1 1     7 3 1
Western Michigan 5 4 0     6 5 0
Ball State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Ohio 4 4 0     6 5 0
Northern Illinois 3 3 1     5 5 1
Miami 3 4 0     6 5 0
Bowling Green 3 5 0     4 7 0
Eastern Michigan 1 6 1     2 8 1
Kent State 1 8 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The team's statistical leaders included Chuck Hauck with 1,258 passing yards, Paul Drennan with 503 rushing yards, and Don Treadwell with 395 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 8Ball StateW 27–3
September 15at Kentucky*W 15–14
September 22at No. 8 Michigan State*L 21–24
September 29at Central Michigan*L 18–19
October 6at MarshallW 28–0
October 13Ohio
  • Miami Field
  • Oxford, OH
L 7–9
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2005 Miami University Football Media Guide" (PDF). 2005. pp. 119, 122. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  2. ^ "1979 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "1979 Miami (OH) RedHawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 26, 2016.