| 4–7 (4–5 MAC)|
| Mid-American Conference|
Rick Rasnick (3rd year)
Charlie Batch, Jermaine Brooks, Lional Dalton, Savon Edwards
1997 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team Wikipedia
The 1997 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team represented Eastern Michigan University in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Rick Rasnick, the Eagles compiled a 4–7 record (4–5 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference, and were outscored by their opponents, 352 to 329. The team's statistical leaders included Charlie Batch with 3,280 passing yards, Savon Edwards with 627 rushing yards, and Ta-if Kumasi with 710 receiving yards. Batch went on to play 15 years in the National Football League.