American Football Database
1968 Miami Redskins football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1968 record7–3 (5–1 MAC)
Head coachBo Schembechler (6th season)
MVPBob Babich
CaptainBob Babich
Home stadiumMiami Field
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Template:1968 Mid-American Conference football standings The 1968 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1968 college football season. In their sixth and final season under Bo Schembechler, Miami compiled a 7–3 record (5–1 against MAC opponents), finished in second place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 240 to 99.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Kent Thompson with 970 passing yards, halfback Cleveland Dickerson with 736 rushing yards, and end Mike Palija with 334 receiving yards.[3] The team's defense allowed only 9.9 points per game, the best among 119 NCAA University Division football teams.[1]

Linebacker Bob Babich was selected as a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association, Time magazine, and The Sporting News.[4][5] He also won the MAC and Miami most valuable player awards.[6] Eight Miami players were selected as first-team All-MAC players: Babich, tight end Gary Arthur, defensive back Dick Boron, offensive tackle Dave Hutchins, defensive tackle Errol Kahoun, defensive end Merv Nugent, linebacker Bob Rieber, and offensive guard Larry Thompson.[7] Babich was the team captain.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "1968 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. "1968 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  4. "Coaches All-America Tab Gilbert, Levias, Gipson". The Waco News-Tribune: p. 3B. December 3, 1968.
  5. "TIME's All-America: The Pick of the Pros". Time. 1968-12-20.
  6. 2005 Media Guide, pp. 148-149.
  7. 2005 Media Guide, p. 147.
  8. 2005 Media Guide, p. 148.