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1998 Florida Gators football team

The 1998 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season was the Florida Gators football team's ninth under head coach Steve Spurrier. Spurrier's 1998 Florida Gators compiled an overall record of 10–2 and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 7–1, placing second among the six teams of the SEC Eastern Division.[2]

1998 Florida Gators football
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 31–10 vs. Syracuse
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 5
1998 record10–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachSteve Spurrier (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Spurrier
Defensive coordinatorBob Stoops (3rd season)
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 83,000)[1]
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
    1. – 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

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 5The Citadel*No. 3PPVW 49–1085,061
September 12Northeast Louisiana*No. 3
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
PPVW 42–1085,228
September 19at No. 6 TennesseeNo. 2CBSL 17–20 OT107,653
September 26No. 25 KentuckyNo. 8
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
CBSW 51–3585,011
October 3at AlabamaNo. 8JPSW 16–1083,818
October 10No. 11 LSUNo. 6
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
ESPNW 22–1085,404
October 17AuburnNo. 5
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
CBSW 24–385,557
October 31vs. No. 11 GeorgiaNo. 5CBSW 38–784,321
November 7at VanderbiltNo. 5W 45–1333,576
November 14South Carolina No. 4
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
JPSW 33–1485,528
November 21at No. 5 Florida State*No. 4ABCL 12–2381,614
January 2, 1999vs. No. 18 Syracuse*No. 7ABCW 31–1067,919
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 1998 Football Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.