American Football Database
American Football Database
1965 Miami Redskins football
MAC co-champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1965 record7–3 (5–1 MAC)
Head coachBo Schembechler (3rd season)
MVPJim Bright
CaptainJim Bright
CaptainDon Peddie
CaptainPaul Schudel
Home stadiumMiami Field
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Template:1965 Mid-American Conference football standings The 1965 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1965 college football season. In their third season under Bo Schembechler, Miami compiled a 7–3 record (5–1 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie with Bowling Green for the MAC championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 247 to 137.[1][2] After the season, Schembechler was selected as the MAC Coach of the Year.[3]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Bruce Matte with 1,016 passing yards, halfback Al Moore with 677 rushing yards, and end John Erisman with 433 receiving yards.[4]

Linebacker Jim Bright won the team's most valuable player award.[5] Seven Miami players were selected as first-team All-MAC players: Matte, Moore, Erisman, Bright, end Gary Durchik, tackle Ed Philpott, and center Tom Stillwagon.[6] Jim Bright, Don Peddie, and Paul Schudel 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. 148.
  4. "1965 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  5. 2005 Media Guide, p. 149.
  6. 2005 Media Guide, p. 147.
  7. 2005 Media Guide, p. 148.

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