1997 Miami RedHawks football team

The 1997 Miami RedHawks football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its eighth season under head coach Randy Walker, Miami compiled an 8–3 record (6–2 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 412 to 226.Individual success was led by All American Punter Chad Cornelius, who selected with the 202nd pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1998 NFL Draft.[1][2]

1997 Miami RedHawks football
Miami Redhawks logo.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1997 record8–3 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachRandy Walker (8th season)
Home stadiumYager Stadium
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall x$   7 1         10 3  
Miami   6 2         8 3  
Ohio   6 2         8 3  
Bowling Green   3 5         3 8  
Kent State   3 5         3 8  
Akron   2 7         2 9  
West Division
Toledo x   7 1         9 3  
Western Michigan   6 2         8 3  
Ball State   4 4         5 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 5         4 7  
Central Michigan   1 7         2 9  
Northern Illinois   0 8         0 11  
Championship: Marshall 34, Toledo 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions

The team's statistical leaders included Sam Ricketts with 2,466 passing yards, Travis Prentice with 1,549 rushing yards, and Jay Hall with 861 receiving yards.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1997 Miami (OH) RedHawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  2. ^ "2005 Miami University Football Media Guide" (PDF). 2005. pp. 120, 122. Retrieved September 26, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "1997 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 26, 2016.