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1972 Miami Redskins football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1972 record7–3 (2–3 MAC)
Head coachBill Mallory (4th season)
MVPBob Hitchens
CaptainMike Poff
CaptainBob Williams
Home stadiumMiami Field
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →

Template:1972 Mid-American Conference football standings The 1972 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1972 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Bill Mallory, Miami compiled a 7–3 record (2–3 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for fourth 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 quarterback Steve Williams with 676 passing yards, tailback Bob Hitchens with 1,370 rushing yards, and John Viher with 414 receiving yards.[3]

Hitchens won the Miami most valuable player award and the MAC Offensive Player of the Year award.[4] Mike Poff and Bob Williams were the team captains.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1972 Miami (OH) RedHawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/miami-oh/1972-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. "1972 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/miami-oh/1972.html. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  4. 2005 Media Guide, p. 149.
  5. 2005 Media Guide, p. 148.


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