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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
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1968 Miami (OH) RedHawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/miami-oh/1967-schedule.html. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  2. "2005 Miami University Football Media Guide". 2005. pp. 118, 122. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mioh/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/113-150_History.pdf. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  3. "1968 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/miami-oh/1968.html. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  4. "Coaches All-America Tab Gilbert, Levias, Gipson". The Waco News-Tribune: p. 3B. December 3, 1968. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3367411/1968_afca_all_america_team/.
  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.
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