1997 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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1997 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Central Michigan Chippewas logo.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West Division
1997 record 2–9 (1–7 MAC)
Head coach Dick Flynn (4th season)
MVP Rollie Ferris
Home stadium Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall x$   7 1         10 3  
Miami   6 2         8 3  
Ohio   6 2         8 3  
Bowling Green   3 5         3 8  
Kent State   3 5         3 8  
Akron   2 7         2 9  
West Division
Toledo x   7 1         9 3  
Western Michigan   6 2         8 3  
Ball State   4 4         5 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 5         4 7  
Central Michigan   1 7         2 9  
Northern Illinois   0 8         0 11  
Championship: Marshall 34, Toledo 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth season under head coach Dick Flynn, the Chippewas compiled a 2–9 record (1–7 against MAC opponents), finished in fifth place in the MAC's West Division, and were outscored by their opponents, 479 to 282.[1][2] The team played its home games in Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan,[3] with attendance of 94,162 in five home games.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included Tim Crowley with 2,204 passing yards, Eric Flowers with 909 rushing yards, and Reggie Allen with 877 receiving yards.[5] Offensive guard Rollie Ferris was selected as the team's most valuable player.[6]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponent#SiteResult
August 28Northern IllinoisW 44–10
September 6at No. 2 Florida*L 6–82
September 13Boise State*
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 44–26
September 20at Louisiana Tech*L 28–56
September 27Eastern Michigan (rivalry)
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 24–31
October 4at AkronL 14–53
October 11Toledo
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 10–41
October 18at Ball StateL 34–37(OT)
October 25at Kent StateL 37–60
November 1Marshall
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 17–45
November 8at Western Michigan (rivalry)L 24–38
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1997 Central Michigan Chippewas Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 114. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Football Facilities". Central Michigan University. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 87.
  5. ^ "1997 Central Michigan Chippewas Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 95.