|1997 record 8–3 (6–2 MAC)||Home stadium Yager Stadium|
|Conference Mid-American Conference|
Head coach Randy Walker (8th year)
The 1997 Miami RedHawks football team was an American football team that represented Miami University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its eighth season under head coach Randy Walker, Miami compiled an 8–3 record (6–2 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 412 to 226.
The team's statistical leaders included Sam Ricketts with 2,466 passing yards, Travis Prentice with 1,549 rushing yards, and Jay Hall with 861 receiving yards.