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2018 Miami RedHawks football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2018 record6–6 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachChuck Martin (5th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorEric Koehler (5th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorGeorge Barnett (5th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorJohn Hauser (3rd as a Co-Defensive Coordinator, 5th overall season)
Co-defensive coordinatorSpence Nowinsky (1st season)
Home stadiumYager Stadium
(Capacity: 24,286)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →

Template:2018 Mid-American Conference football standings The 2018 Miami RedHawks football team represented Miami University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by fifth-year head coach Chuck Martin and played their home games at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 6–6, 6–2 in MAC play to finish in a tie for second place in the East division. Despite being bowl eligible, they were not invited to a bowl game.

Previous seasonEdit

The RedHawks finished the 2017 season 5–7, 4–4 in MAC play to finish in a tie for third place in the East Division.

PreseasonEdit

Award watch listsEdit

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Rimington Trophy[1] Danny Godlevske C SO
Maxwell Award[2] James Gardner WR SR
Doak Walker Award[3] Kenny Young RB SR
Fred Biletnikoff Award[4] James Gardner WR SR
John Mackey Award[5] Nate Becker TE JR
Wuerffel Trophy[6] James Gardner WR SR
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[7] Gus Ragland QB SR
Manning Award[8] Gus Ragland QB SR

Preseason media pollEdit

The MAC released their preseason media poll on July 24, 2018, with the RedHawks predicted to finish in third place in the East Division.[9]

East Division
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Ohio 140 (21)
2 Buffalo 112 (1)
3 Miami 95 (2)
4 Akron 74
5 Bowling Green 58
6 Kent State 25

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 13:30 p.m.Marshall*daggerESPN+L 28–3515,827
September 88:00 p.m.vs. Cincinnati*ESPN3/FOX 19L 0–2116,062
September 153:30 p.m.at Minnesota*BTNL 3–2641,162
September 223:00 p.m.at Bowling GreenESPN+W 38–2314,380
September 293:30 p.m.Western Michigan
  • Yager Stadium
  • Oxford, OH
ESPN+L 39–4015,012
October 63:30 p.m.at AkronESPN+W 41–1722,437
October 132:30 p.m.Kent State
  • Yager Stadium
  • Oxford, OH
ESPN+W 31–65,003
October 2012:00 p.m.at Army*CBSSNL 30–31 2OT38,016
October 308:00 p.m.at BuffaloESPN2L 42–5115,682
November 77:00 p.m.Ohio
ESPNUW 30–2815,975
November 148:00 p.m.at Northern IllinoisESPNUW 13–74,878
November 207:00 p.m.Ball State
  • Yager Stadium
  • Oxford, OH
ESPN+W 42–2117,639
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Source:[10]

Game summariesEdit

MarshallEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 14 7 7 7 35
RedHawks 0 7 7 14 28




Overall record Last meeting Result
30–13–1 2017 MARSH, 31–26

vs. CincinnatiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 0 0 0 0
Bearcats 7 0 0 14 21




Overall record Last meeting Result
59–56–7 2017 CINCI, 21–17

at MinnesotaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 3 0 0 3
Golden Gophers 7 12 7 0 26




Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 2011 MINN, 29–23

at Bowling GreenEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 7 17 7 7 38
Falcons 0 3 0 20 23




Overall record Last meeting Result
43–24–5 2017 BGSU, 37–29

Western MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 14 0 13 13 40
RedHawks 17 10 6 6 39




Overall record Last meeting Result
37–21–1 2015 WMU, 35–13

at AkronEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 14 10 17 41
Zips 0 10 7 0 17




Overall record Last meeting Result
17–9–1 2017 MIOH, 24–14

Kent StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Flashes 0 0 0 6 6
RedHawks 0 21 10 0 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
48–17 2017 KENT, 17–14

at ArmyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 7 0 14 30
Black Knights 7 7 7 0 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2011 MIOH, 35–28

at BuffaloEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 14 7 21 0 42
Bulls 14 14 14 9 51




Overall record Last meeting Result
14–6 2017 MIOH, 24–14

OhioEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 0 7 14 28
RedHawks 7 21 0 2 30




Overall record Last meeting Result
51–40–2 2017 OHIO, 45–28

at Northern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 3 10 0 13
Huskies 0 0 7 0 7




Overall record Last meeting Result
8–9 2015 L, 12–45

Ball StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 7 0 0 21
RedHawks 7 14 14 7 42




Overall record Last meeting Result
18–12–1 2017 W, 28–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Rimington Trophy Press Release". May 30, 2018. http://www.rimingtontrophy.com/news/?article_id=100. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  2. "2018 Maxwell Award Watch List". July 16, 2018. https://www.maxwellfootballclub.org/2018-maxwell-watch-list. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  3. "2018 Doak Walker Award Candidates". July 18, 2018. https://www.smu.edu/DoakWalkerAward/Candidates. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  4. "2018 Biletnikoff Award Watch List". July 19, 2018. http://biletnikoffaward.com/2018-biletnikoff-award-watch-list. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  5. "2018 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List Released". July 20, 2018. http://www.johnmackeyaward.com/uploads/3/4/7/9/34791900/2018_john_mackey_award_preseason_watch_list_-_final.pdf. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  6. "Wuerffel Trophy Unveils 2018 Watch List". July 26, 2018. https://www.wuerffeltrophy.org/news1/wuerffel-trophy-unveils-2018-watch-list. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  7. "Watch List for 2018 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ® Presented by A. O. Smith Announced". August 14, 2018. http://www.goldenarmfoundation.com/watch-list-2018-johnny-unitas-golden-arm-award-presented-o-smith-announced/. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  8. "Manning Award: See which quarterbacks made the preseason watch list for 2018". August 16, 2018. https://www.nola.com/sugarbowl/index.ssf/2018/08/manning_award_watch_list_2018.html. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  9. http://getsomemaction.com/news/2018/7/23/niu-ohio-picked-as-divisional-winners-in-2018-mac-football-media-preseason-poll.aspx
  10. Miami (OH) RedHawks 2018 football schedule. FBSchedules.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
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