American Football Database
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
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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]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "1972 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. "1972 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  4. 2005 Media Guide, p. 149.
  5. 2005 Media Guide, p. 148.