RECORDS & AWARDS
THE COUNTDOWN: No. 87: Miami (Ohio)
July 22, 2012Richmond High School
Two years ago, Miami scored 21.6 points and allowed 23.2 points per game. Last fall, Miami scored 21.3 points and allowed 22.9 points per game. In 2010, the RedHawks averaged 352.0 yards of offense per game; that total jumped to 372.9 yards a year ago. Mike Haywood’s last defense allowed 338.2 yards per game while Don Treadwell’s first allowed 363.7 – a jump, but not a huge jump, and one certainly in the realm of inflation given how MAC offenses moved forward as a whole in 2011. So given how statistically similar last year’s team was to the 2010 squad that made an unforeseeable leap to the top of the MAC, how was it that Treadwell’s debut ended with only four wins? Two factors: the schedule and an inability to win close games. Miami couldn’t control the former; the latter was likely a result of a first-year head coach learning his new gig on the fly.