|1997 Miami RedHawks football|
|1997 record||8–3 (6–2 MAC)|
|Head coach||Randy Walker (8th season)|
|Home stadium||Yager Stadium|
|1997 Mid-American Conference football standings|
|Championship: Marshall 34, Toledo 14|
|† – Conference champion |
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1997 Miami RedHawks football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its eighth season under head coach Randy Walker, Miami compiled an 8–3 record (6–2 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 412 to 226.Individual success was led by All American Punter Chad Cornelius, who selected with the 202nd pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1998 NFL Draft.
The team's statistical leaders included Sam Ricketts with 2,466 passing yards, Travis Prentice with 1,549 rushing yards, and Jay Hall with 861 receiving yards.
- "1997 Miami (OH) RedHawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/miami-oh/1997-schedule.html. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
- "2005 Miami University Football Media Guide". 2005. pp. 120, 122. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mioh/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/113-150_H50istory.pdf. Retrieved September 26, 2016.[dead link]
- "1997 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/miami-oh/1997.html. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
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