1998 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

The 1998 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Kinnick Stadium and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. The 1998 season marked the 20th and final season for legendary coach Hayden Fry.[1]

1998 Iowa Hawkeyes football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1998 record3–8 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachHayden Fry (20th season)
Offensive coordinatorDon Patterson (7th season)
Defensive coordinatorBob Elliott (3rd season)
MVPJared DeVries
Derek Rose
CaptainMichael Burger
Jared DeVries
Matt Hughes
Derek Rose
Home stadiumKinnick Stadium
(Capacity: 70,397)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big Ten Conference 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 511:30 amCentral Michigan*ESPN+W 38–058,920
September 1211:00 amIowa State*
ESPN2L 9–2770,397
September 199:00 pmat No. 16 Arizona*FSNL 11–3552,634
September 2611:00 amat IllinoisESPNW 37–1444,245
October 32:30 pmNo. 25 Michigan
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, IA
ABCL 9–1270,397
October 1011:00 amNorthwestern 
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, IA
ESPNW 26–2470,397
October 1711:00 amat IndianaESPN+L 7–1436,598
October 242:30 pmNo. 9 Wisconsin
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, IA (rivalry)
ABCL 0–3170,397
October 311:00 pmat PurdueL 14–3650,443
November 142:30 pmNo. 7 Ohio State
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, IA
ABCL 14–4569,473
November 211:30 pmat MinnesotaL 7–4950,640
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

1998 Iowa Hawkeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 46 Ladell Betts Fr
FB 85 Michael Burger Sr
OL 74 Alonzo Cunningham Fr
OL 67 Chad Deal Jr
TE 80 Zeron Flemister Jr
WR 3 Kahlil Hill Fr
WR 87 Kevin Kasper So
QB 4 Kyle McCann   Fr
QB 18 Scott Mullen So
OL 72 Bruce Nelson Fr
WR 6 Chris Oliver Fr
QB 13 Randy Reiners Jr
RB 31 Rob Thein Jr
TE 86 Austin Wheatley Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 9 Matt Bowen Jr
DL 94 Jared DeVries Sr
DE 54 Aaron Kampman Fr
DL 91 Jerry Montgomery Fr
LB 97 LeVar Woods So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 7 Jason Baker So
K 38 Zach Bromert Sr
K 17 Tim Douglas Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

Central MichiganEdit

Central Michigan at Iowa
1 234Total
Chippewas 0 000 0
Hawkeyes 7 0283 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1994 W 52–21

Iowa StateEdit

Iowa State at Iowa
1 234Total
Cyclones 10 1070 27
Hawkeyes 3 060 9
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–12 1997 W 63–20

[2]

at ArizonaEdit

Iowa at Arizona
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 3 008 11
No. 16 Wildcats 7 7714 35
  • Date: September 19
  • Location: Arizona Stadium
    Tucson, AZ
  • Game start: 7:22 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:26
  • Game attendance: 52,634
  • Game weather: 90° F, clear and dark, Wind W 9 mph
  • Referee: Jim Springer


Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 1996 W 21–20

at IllinoisEdit

Iowa at Illinois
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 0 27100 37
Fighting Illini 0 0014 14


Overall record Last meeting Result
23–35–2 1997 W 38–10

Tim Douglas kicked three field goals from beyond 50 yards, including a school-record 58-yard field goal.

MichiganEdit

Michigan at Iowa
1 234Total
No. 25 Wolverines 7 005 12
Hawkeyes 0 900 9
  • Date: October 3
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Game start: 2:35 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 70,397
  • Game weather: 52° F, Rain and drizzle, Wind E 5-10 mph
  • Referee: B. LeMonnier
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–35–4 1997 L 24–28

NorthwesternEdit

Northwestern at Iowa
1 234Total
Wildcats 0 1077 24
Hawkeyes 14 309 26
  • Date: October 10
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Game start: 11:10 AM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:35
  • Game attendance: 70,397
  • Game weather: 62° F, Sunny, Wind S 10-12 mph
  • Referee: D. Witvoet
  • Television network: ESPN2
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–17–3 1997 L 14–15

[3]

at IndianaEdit

Iowa at Indiana
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 0 070 7
Hoosiers 0 0014 14
  • Date: October 17
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
    Bloomington, IN
  • Game start: 11:10 am
  • Elapsed time: 3:05
  • Game attendance: 36,598
  • Game weather: 74° F, Sunny, mild, Wind SW 10-15 mph
  • Referee: J. Teitz
Overall record Last meeting Result
35–22–4 1997 W 62–0

WisconsinEdit

Wisconsin at Iowa
1 234Total
No. 9 Badgers 7 3129 31
Hawkeyes 0 000 0
  • Date: October 24
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Game start: 2:35 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 70,397
  • Game weather: 63° F, Mostly sunny, Wind SE 5-10 mph
  • Referee: S. Newman
Overall record Last meeting Result
36–35–2 1997 L 10–13

PurdueEdit

Iowa at Purdue
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 0 0014 14
Boilermakers 7 12107 36
  • Date: October 31
  • Location: Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
  • Game start: 1:00 pm
  • Elapsed time: 2:54
  • Game attendance: 50,443
  • Game weather: 58° F, Cloudy/Halloweenish, Wind NE 5 mph
  • Referee: Dick Honig
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–41–3 1997 W 35–17

[4]

Ohio StateEdit

Ohio State at Iowa
1 234Total
No. 7 Buckeyes 14 14710 45
Hawkeyes 7 700 14
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Game start: 2:35 p.m. CST
  • Game attendance: 69,473
  • Game weather: 61° F, Clear skies, Wind NW 17-20 mph
  • Referee: J. Teitz
  • Television network: ABC
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–38–3 1997 L 7–23

MinnesotaEdit

Iowa at Minnesota
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 0 007 7
Golden Gophers 0 21217 49
  • Date: November 21
  • Location: Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
  • Game start: 1:35 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:10
  • Game attendance: 50,640
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: D. Lipski
Overall record Last meeting Result
34–55–2 1997 W 31–0

[5][6]

Postseason awardsEdit

  • Jared DeVries - Consensus First-team All-American (Defensive Tackle)

Team players in the 1999 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jared DeVries Defensive Tackle 3 70 Detroit Lions
Eric Thigpen Defensive Back 6 200 Atlanta Falcons

[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fry says goodbye" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 24, 1998. p. 1A. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Cyclone State" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. September 14, 1998. p. 1B. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Reiners takes back the reins" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. October 12, 1998. p. 1B. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Iowa vs. Purdue". USA Today. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "ISU passes, Iowa fails final". Des Moines Register via newspapers.com. November 22, 1998. p. 21. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Layden, Tim (November 30, 1998). "Winning Effort in a Losing Cause". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  7. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1999.htm