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1997 Mid-American Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 62-73, .459 W-L% (8th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -6.30 (9th of 11) ▪ SOS: -4.36 (9th of 11)

Division Champions: Marshall (East) and Toledo (West)
Conference Champion: Marshall (Won Championship Game 34-14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

50 Games

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Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Aug 28, 1997 Thu Central Michigan 44 Northern Illinois 10
2 Aug 28, 1997 Thu Ohio 31 Kent State 7
3 Aug 30, 1997 Sat Miami (OH) 27 Ball State 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
4 Sep 6, 1997 Sat Bowling Green State 28 Miami (OH) 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
5 Sep 13, 1997 Sat Marshall 42 @ Kent State 17
6 Sep 13, 1997 Sat Miami (OH) 49 Akron 20
7 Sep 13, 1997 Sat Toledo 38 Eastern Michigan 35
8 Sep 13, 1997 Sat Western Michigan 21 @ Northern Illinois 13
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
9 Sep 20, 1997 Sat Bowling Green State 31 @ Akron 28
10 Sep 20, 1997 Sat Kent State 41 @ Eastern Michigan 38
11 Sep 20, 1997 Sat Toledo 23 @ Western Michigan 13
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
12 Sep 27, 1997 Sat Eastern Michigan 31 @ Central Michigan 24
13 Sep 27, 1997 Sat Marshall 42 @ Ball State 16
14 Sep 27, 1997 Sat Ohio 31 Western Michigan 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
15 Oct 4, 1997 Sat Akron 53 Central Michigan 14
16 Oct 4, 1997 Sat Bowling Green State 35 Northern Illinois 10
17 Oct 4, 1997 Sat Ohio 47 @ Eastern Michigan 7
18 Oct 4, 1997 Sat Western Michigan 21 Ball State 13
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
19 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Eastern Michigan 38 Ball State 32
20 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Marshall 52 Akron 17
21 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Miami (OH) 62 @ Kent State 26
22 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Toledo 41 @ Central Michigan 10
23 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Western Michigan 34 @ Bowling Green State 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
24 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Ball State 37 Central Michigan 34
25 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Eastern Michigan 45 Akron 0
26 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Miami (OH) 45 Marshall 21
27 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Ohio 24 Bowling Green State 0
28 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Toledo 41 Northern Illinois 14
29 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Western Michigan 50 Kent State 27
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
30 Oct 25, 1997 Sat Ball State 21 @ Northern Illinois 14
31 Oct 25, 1997 Sat Kent State 60 Central Michigan 37
32 Oct 25, 1997 Sat Marshall 48 Eastern Michigan 25
33 Oct 25, 1997 Sat Ohio 21 @ Akron 17
34 Oct 25, 1997 Sat (24) Toledo 35 @ Bowling Green State 20
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
35 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Ball State 31 Akron 14
36 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Kent State 29 Bowling Green State 20
37 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Marshall 45 @ Central Michigan 17
38 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Ohio 35 @ Northern Illinois 30
39 Nov 1, 1997 Sat (22) Toledo 35 Miami (OH) 28
40 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Western Michigan 41 @ Eastern Michigan 38
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
41 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Akron 45 Kent State 35
42 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Ball State 35 (18) Toledo 3
43 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Eastern Michigan 38 @ Northern Illinois 10
44 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Marshall 28 Bowling Green State 0
45 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Miami (OH) 45 @ Ohio 21
46 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Western Michigan 38 Central Michigan 24
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
47 Nov 15, 1997 Sat Marshall 27 Ohio 0
48 Nov 15, 1997 Sat Miami (OH) 42 Northern Illinois 0
49 Nov 15, 1997 Sat Toledo 42 Akron 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
50 Dec 5, 1997 Fri Marshall 34 Toledo 14 MAC Championship (Huntington, WV)