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The 1998 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. After using six different centers on the offensive line due to injury, Auburn finished the season with a 3–8 record. The Tigers began the season coached by Terry Bowden, who led the team to a 1–5 start. Criticism of the coaching arose among fans and key supporters, which resulted in Bowden's resignation on October 23, the day before the Tigers played Louisiana Tech. Defensive coordinator Bill Oliver became the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Auburn played Alabama on November 21 for the last time at Legion Field in Birmingham. Since then, the Iron Bowl has generally been hosted on an alternating basis at the respective on-campus stadium.

1998 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
1998 record3–8 (1–7 SEC)
Head coachTerry Bowden
Bill Oliver (interim)
Offensive coordinatorRodney Allison
Defensive coordinatorBill Oliver
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium (Capacity: 85,214)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 1 Tennessee x$#   8 0         13 0  
No. 5 Florida %   7 1         10 2  
No. 14 Georgia   6 2         9 3  
Kentucky   4 4         7 5  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 9  
South Carolina   0 8         1 10  
Western Division
Mississippi State xy   6 2         8 5  
No. 16 Arkansas x   6 2         9 3  
Alabama   4 4         7 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 5  
LSU   2 6         4 7  
Auburn   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Tennessee 24, Mississippi State 14
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 PMNo. 16 Virginia*No. 25ESPNL 0–1978,315
September 122:30 PMat Ole MissFSNW 17–048,371
September 194:00 PMNo. 7 LSU
ESPNL 19–3185,214
October 32:30 PMNo. 3 Tennessee
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
CBSL 9-1785,214
October 1011:30 AMat Mississippi StateJPSL 21–3840,029
October 172:30 PMat No. 5 FloridaCBSL 3–2485,557
October 241:00 PMLouisiana Tech*
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 32–1774,384
October 311:00 PMNo. 14 Arkansas
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
PPVL 21–2478,649
November 71:00 PMCentral Florida* 
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
PPVW 10–680,743
November 146:30 PMNo. 17 Georgia
ESPNL 17–2885,214
November 216:30 PMat AlabamaESPNL 17–3183,091
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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