1965 Miami Redskins football team

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1965 Miami Redskins football
MAC co-champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1965 record7–3 (5–1 MAC)
Head coachBo Schembechler (3rd season)
MVPJim Bright
Captains
  • Jim Bright
  • Don Peddie
  • Paul Schudel
Home stadiumMiami Field
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Bowling Green + 5 1 0     7 2 0
Miami + 5 1 0     7 3 0
Western Michigan 3 2 1     6 2 1
Kent State 3 2 1     5 4 1
Marshall 2 4 0     5 5 0
Toledo 2 4 0     5 5 1
Ohio 0 6 0     0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1965 Miami Redskins football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1965 college football season. In their third season under Bo Schembechler, Miami compiled a 7–3 record (5–1 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie with Bowling Green for the MAC championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 247 to 137.[1][2] After the season, Schembechler was selected as the MAC Coach of the Year.[3]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Bruce Matte with 1,016 passing yards, halfback Al Moore with 677 rushing yards, and end John Erisman with 433 receiving yards.[4]

Linebacker Jim Bright won the team's most valuable player award.[5] Seven Miami players were selected as first-team All-MAC players: Matte, Moore, Erisman, Bright, end Gary Durchik, tackle Ed Philpott, and center Tom Stillwagon.[6] Jim Bright, Don Peddie, and Paul Schudel were the team captains.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1965 Miami (OH) RedHawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "2005 Miami University Football Media Guide" (PDF). 2005. pp. 118, 122. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  3. ^ 2005 Media Guide, p. 148.
  4. ^ "1965 Miami (OH) RedHawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  5. ^ 2005 Media Guide, p. 149.
  6. ^ 2005 Media Guide, p. 147.
  7. ^ 2005 Media Guide, p. 148.