1997 Ohio Bobcats football team

The 1997 Ohio Bobcats football team was an American football team that represented Ohio University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Jim Grobe, the Bobcats compiled an 8–3 record (6–2 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the MAC's East Division, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 301 to 177.[1][2]

1997 Ohio Bobcats football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast
1997 record8–3 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachJim Grobe (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorTroy Calhoun (1st season)
Home stadiumPeden 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 Kareem Wilson with 369 passing yards, Steve Hookfin with 864 rushing yards, and Damion Maxwell with 180 receiving yards.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1997 Ohio Bobcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "2015 Ohio Football Media Guide" (PDF). Ohio University. 2015. pp. 93–94. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "1997 Ohio Bobcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 3, 2016.