1997 MAC Championship Game

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1997 MAC Championship Game
Conference Championship
1 2 3 4 Total
Toledo 0 7 0 7 14
Marshall 3 0 14 17 34
Date December 5, 1997
Season 1997
Stadium Marshall Stadium
Location Huntington, West Virginia
MVP WR Randy Moss (Marshall)
Attendance 28,021
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
MAC Championship Game
  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 MAC Championship Game was the inaugural conference championship game of the Mid-American Conference, and was played on December 5, 1997, at Marshall Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The game featured the Marshall Thundering Herd of the East Division, and the Toledo Rockets of the West Division. It snowed the entire game.[1] The Thundering Herd defeated the Rockets 34–14.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosenberger, Bill (2012-10-28). "Dreary weather adds to tough day for fans". The Herald-Dispatch. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  2. ^ "1997 Mid-American Conference Schedule and Results". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Football – Marshall vs. Toledo". USA Today. 2001-11-30. Retrieved 2012-11-05.