American Football Database
1964 Miami Redskins football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1964 record6–3–1 (4–2 MAC)
Head coachBo Schembechler (2nd season)
MVPErnie Kellermann
CaptainErnie Kellermann
CaptainMike Cohen
CaptainBill Williams
Home stadiumMiami Field
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Template:1964 Mid-American Conference football standings The 1964 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1964 college football season. In their second season under Schembechler, the Redskins compiled a 6–3–1 record (4–2 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 210 to 142.[1][2] On October 17, 1964, in what is regarded as one of the great victories in Miami football history,[3] Miami defeated Northwestern, coached by former Miami mentor Ara Parseghian, by a 28 to 27 score.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Ernie Kellermann with 1,260 passing yards, Don Peddie with 691 rushing yards, and John Erisman with 392 receiving yards.[5] Kellerman was selected as the team's most valuable player and was also a first-team All-MAC selection.[6] Kellerman, Mike Cohen, and Bill Williams were the team captains.[7]


  1. "1965 Miami (OH) RedHawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  2. "2005 Miami University Football Media Guide". 2005. pp. 118, 122. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  3. 2005 Media Guide, p. 130.
  4. "Miami Slaps Northwestern". The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio): p. 13. October 18, 1964.
  5. "1964 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  6. 2005 Media Guide, p. 147, 149.
  7. 2005 Media Guide, p. 148-149.