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1998 Miami Hurricanes football team

The 1998 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1998 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 73rd season of football and 8th as a member of the Big East Conference. The Hurricanes were led by fourth-year head coach Butch Davis and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 9–3 overall and 5–2 in the Big East to finish in a three-way tie for second place. They were invited to the MicronPC Bowl where they defeated NC State, 46-23.

1998 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Micron PC Bowl champion
Micron PC Bowl, W 46–23 vs. NC State
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
APNo. 20
1998 record9–3 (5–2 Big East)
Head coachButch Davis (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorLarry Coker (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Miller (4th season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,476)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Syracuse $   6 1         8 4  
No. 20 Miami (FL)   5 2         9 3  
No. 23 Virginia Tech   5 2         9 3  
West Virginia   5 2         8 4  
Boston College   3 4         4 7  
Rutgers   2 5         5 6  
Temple   2 5         2 9  
Pittsburgh   0 7         2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 57:30 PMEast Tennessee State*W 66–1736,617
September 123:30 PMat Cincinnati*FSNW 38–1220,681
September 198:00 PMVirginia Tech
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
ESPNL 20–27 OT41,155
October 312:00 PMat RutgersESPN+W 53–1721,419
October 103:30 PMNo. 8 Florida State*
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
CBSL 14–2663,617
October 243:30 PMat No. 13 West VirginiaCBSW 34–3160,081
October 316:00 PMBoston CollegeNo. 25
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPN2W 35–1732,917
November 144:00 PMat TempleNo. 24W 42–718,734
November 198:00 PMPittsburghNo. 24
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPNW 38–1038,084
November 283:30 PMat No. 21 SyracuseNo. 19CBSL 13–6649,521
December 52:00 PMNo. 3 UCLA*
ESPNW 49–4546,819
December 297:30 PMvs. NC State*No. 24TBSW 46–2344,387
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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