2010 Miami RedHawks football team
|2010 Miami RedHawks football|
MAC East Division champion
GoDaddy.com Bowl champion
|2010 record||10–4 (7–1 MAC)|
|Head coach||Michael Haywood (2nd year)
Lance Guidry (interim)
|Offensive coordinator||Morris Watts (1st year)|
|Defensive coordinator||Carl Reese (2nd year)|
|Home stadium||Yager Stadium
|2010 Mid-American Conference football standings|
|Northern Illinois x||8||–||0||11||–||3|
|Championship: Miami 26, Northern Illinois 21|
The 2010 Miami RedHawks football team represented Miami University during the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The RedHawks, led by second-year head coach Michael Haywood and interim head coach Lance Guidry during their bowl game, competed in the East Division of the Mid-American Conference and played their home games at Yager Stadium. They finished the season 10–4, 7–1 in MAC play and were East Division champions. They advanced to the MAC Championship where they defeated Northern Illinois 26–21 to become MAC champions. They were invited to the GoDaddy.com Bowl where they defeated Middle Tennessee 35–21. They became the first team in college football history to win ten games the year after they lost ten or more games (1–11 in 2009).
|September 4||12:00 p.m.||at No. 3 Florida*||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL||ESPN||L 12–34||90,178|
|September 11||2:00 p.m.||Eastern Michigan||Yager Stadium • Oxford, OH||ONN/STO||W 28–21||12,857|
|September 18||3:30 p.m.||Colorado State*||Yager Stadium • Oxford, OH||ONN||W 31–10||16,691|
|September 25||2:00 p.m.||at No. 24 Missouri*||Faurot Field • Columbia, MO||L 13–51||60,329|
|October 2||1:00 p.m.||Kent State||Yager Stadium • Oxford, OH||W 27–21||17,666|
|October 9||7:00 p.m.||at Cincinnati*||Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH (Victory Bell)||ESPN3||L 3–45||33,909|
|October 16||12:00 p.m.||at Central Michigan||Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI||ESPN+||W 27–20||24,761|
|October 23||1:00 p.m.||Ohio||Yager Stadium • Oxford, OH||L 13–34||17,144|
|October 30||3:30 p.m.||at Buffalo||University at Buffalo Stadium • Buffalo, NY||W 21–9||12,786|
|November 10||8:00 p.m.||at Bowling Green||Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH||ESPN2||W 24–21||12,073|
|November 17||6:00 p.m.||at Akron||InfoCision Stadium • Akron, OH||ESPNU||W 19–14||7,671|
|November 23||7:00 p.m.||Temple||Yager Stadium • Oxford, OH||ESPN2||W 23–3||13,235|
|December 3||7:00 p.m.||vs. No. 23 Northern Illinois||Ford Field • Detroit, MI (MAC Championship Game)||ESPN2||W 26–21||12,031|
|January 6, 2011||8:00 p.m.||vs. Middle Tennessee*||Ladd Peebles Stadium • Mobile, AL (GoDaddy.com Bowl)||ESPN||W 35–21||38,168|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.|
It was announced that Mike Haywood would be leaving the RedHawks immediately on December 16, 2010, so that he could be hired to take over the program at the University of Pittsburgh. Miami named defensive backs coach Lance Guidry as the interim head coach for the bowl game.
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