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1997 Mid-American Conference Year Summary

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Record: 62-73, .459 W-L% (6th 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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Marshall 10 3 .769 7 1 .875 37.2 19.9 7.55 -6.22
Miami (OH) 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 37.5 20.5 7.51 -5.85
Ohio 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 27.4 16.1 1.50 -6.32
Bowling Green State 3 8 .273 3 5 .375 17.4 31.0 -9.26 0.02
Kent State 3 8 .273 3 5 .375 30.6 44.5 -16.15 -4.60
Akron 2 9 .182 2 7 .222 19.8 39.5 -13.11 -0.29
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Toledo 9 3 .750 7 1 .875 29.7 22.3 2.28 -4.55
Western Michigan 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 27.4 24.1 -3.44 -7.81
Ball State 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 21.7 23.6 -7.74 -5.83
Eastern Michigan 4 7 .364 4 5 .444 29.9 32.0 -9.06 -5.15
Central Michigan 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 25.6 43.5 -16.29 -4.56
Northern Illinois 0 11 .000 0 8 .000 11.7 34.7 -19.37 -1.19

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/25 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Toledo                   24 22 18            

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1997-12-26 Motor City Bowl Mississippi 34 Marshall 31 Motor City Bowl (Pontiac, MI)

Conference Leaders

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Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Riz Buckman (Ohio) 6.9
2. Greg Lomax (Akron) 6.6
3. Doug Chapman* (Marshall) 6.0
4. Astron Whatley (Kent State) 5.8
5. Llow Turner* (Marshall) 5.7
6. Steve Hookfin (Ohio) 5.4
7. Travis Prentice (Miami (OH)) 5.2
8. LeAndre Moore (Ball State) 5.1
9. Dwayne Harris (Toledo) 5.0
10. Savon Edwards (Eastern Michigan) 4.9

Total Yards Per Play

1. Chad Pennington* (Marshall) 7.1
2. Charlie Batch (Eastern Michigan) 6.5
3. Chris Wallace (Toledo) 6.0