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1998 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

The 1998 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. Their home games were played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. The team's head coach was Ron Turner, who was in his second season with the Illini. Illinois had a record of 3–8 and failed to make a bowl game.

1998 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1998 record3–8 (2–5 Big Ten)
Head coachRon Turner (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 70,904)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Ohio State %+   7 1         11 1  
No. 6 Wisconsin $+   7 1         11 1  
No. 12 Michigan +   7 1         10 3  
No. 24 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
No. 17 Penn State   5 3         9 3  
Michigan State   4 4         6 6  
Minnesota   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 8  
Iowa   2 6         3 8  
Northwestern   0 8         3 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 55:30 PMat Washington State*FSNL 13–2031,568
September 126:00 PMMiddle Tennessee*W 48–2035,475
September 1911:00 AMLouisville*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPN2L 9–3539,475
September 2611:00 AMIowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPN+L 14–3744,245
October 311:00 AMat NorthwesternESPN+W 13–1041,232
October 1011:00 AMNo. 1 Ohio State
ESPN+L 0–4146,390
October 1711:00 AMNo. 9 Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPN2L 3–3740,627
October 241:00 PMat PurdueL 9–4260,163
October 3111:00 AMat No. 10 Penn StateESPN+L 0–2796,508
November 71:00 PMIndiana
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 31–1631,388
November 2112:00 PMat Michigan StateL 9–3167,285
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "fightingillini.com". Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-11-20.