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The 1998 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were coached by Gerry DiNardo. The Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In the beginning of the season, expectations were high as LSU had tied for the SEC West title but lost tiebreakers the previous two seasons. After a 3–0 start and No. 6 national ranking, the Tigers' season stunningly fell apart. They finished 1–7 in the last eight games of the season with many close losses, and finished with a record of 4–7.

1998 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
1998 record4–7 (2–6 SEC)
Head coachGerry DiNardo (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorMorris Watts (4th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorLou Tepper (1st season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 79,940)
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 127:00 p.m.Arkansas State*No. 7W 42–680,051
September 194:00 p.m.at AuburnNo. 7ESPNW 31–1985,214
September 267:00 p.m.Idaho*No. 6
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 53–2080,466
October 36:00 p.m.No. 12 GeorgiaNo. 6
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNL 27–2880,792
October 106:00 p.m.at No. 6 FloridaNo. 11ESPNL 10–2285,407
October 178:00 p.m.KentuckyNo. 21
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPN2L 36–3980,524
October 245:00 p.m.No. 24 Mississippi State
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPN2W 41–680,040
October 311:00 p.m.at Ole MissPPVL 31–37 OT50,577
November 72:30 p.m.Alabama
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
CBSL 16–2280,522
November 141:30 p.m.at No. 10 Notre Dame*NBCL 36–3980,012
November 271:30 p.m.at No. 13 ArkansasCBSL 14–4155,831
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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