|1971 Ohio Bobcats football|
|1971 record||5–5 (2–3 MAC)|
|Head coach||Bill Hess (14th season)|
|Home stadium||Peden Stadium|
|1971 Mid-American Conference football standings|
|No. 14 Toledo $||5||–||0||–||0||12||–||0||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1971 Ohio Bobcats football team was an American football team that represented Ohio University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1971 college football season. In their 14th season under head coach Bill Hess, the Bobcats compiled a 5–5 record (2–3 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for third place, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 240 to 173.