1971 Miami Redskins football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1971 record7–3 (2–3 MAC)
Head coachBill Mallory (3rd season)
MVPDoug Krause
CaptainDoug Krause, Dick Dougherty, Marc Smith
Home stadiumMiami Field
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Template:1971 Mid-American Conference football standings The 1971 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1971 college football season. In their third season under head coach Bill Mallory, Miami compiled a 7–3 record (2–3 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for third place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 207 to 117.[1][2] The team's defense allowed only 11.7 points per game, which ranked 12th among 128 NCAA University Division football teams.[1]

The team's statistical leaders included Stu Showalter with 464 passing yards, Bob Hitchens with 1,157 rushing yards, and John Viher with 251 receiving yards.[3]

Middle guard Doug Krause won the Miami most valuable player award.[4] Krause, Dick Dougherty, and Marc Smith were the team captains.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "1971 Miami (OH) RedHawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/miami-oh/1971-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. "1971 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/miami-oh/1971.html. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  4. 2005 Media Guide, p. 149.
  5. 2005 Media Guide, p. 148.

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