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1970 Miami Redskins football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1970 record7–3 (3–2 MAC)
Head coachBill Mallory (2nd season)
MVPDick Adams
CaptainDick Adams
CaptainJim Bengala
Home stadiumMiami Field
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →

Template:1970 Mid-American Conference football standings The 1970 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1970 college football season. In their second season under head coach Bill Mallory, Miami compiled a 7–3 record (3–2 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for second second place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 187 to 112.[1][2] The team's defense allowed only 11.2 points per game, which ranked 10th among 123 NCAA University Division football teams.[1]

The team's statistical leaders included Jim Bengala with 1,265 passing yards, Tim Fortney with 1,063 rushing yards, and Mike Palija with 659 receiving yards.[3]

Defensive back Dick Adams won the Miami most valuable player award.[4] Adams was also selected as a second-team All-American by the Associated Press.[5] Adams and Jim Bengala were the team captains.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1970 Miami (OH) RedHawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/miami-oh/1970-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. "1970 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/miami-oh/1970.html. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  4. 2005 Media Guide, p. 149.
  5. "Theisman Edges Heisman Winner". Gazette Telegraph. December 10, 1970. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2976369/ap_all_american_team/.
  6. 2005 Media Guide, p. 148.
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