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1998 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 1998 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Sooners went 3-5 in Big 12 Conference play, and 5-6 overall. As of March 2019, this was the last season that the Sooners had a losing season in football. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and participated as members of the Big 12 Conference in the South Division. It was John Blake's final season as head coach as he was fired after the end of the regular season and was replaced by Florida defensive coordinator Bob Stoops.

1998 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
ConferenceBig 12
DivisionSouth
1998 record5–6 (3–5 Big 12)
Head coachJohn Blake (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorJoe Dickinson (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorRex Ryan (1st season)
CaptainGame captains
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 72,765)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 10 Kansas State x   8 0         11 2  
No. 19 Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
No. 21 Missouri   5 3         8 4  
Colorado   4 4         8 4  
Kansas   1 7         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         3 8  
Southern Division
No. 11 Texas A&M x$   7 1         11 3  
No. 15 Texas   6 2         9 3  
Texas Tech   4 4         7 5  
Oklahoma State   3 5         5 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Texas A&M 36, Kansas State 33 
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 56:00 p.m.North Texas*W 37–972,831
September 126:00 p.m.at TCU*W 10–938,256
September 196:00 p.m.California*
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FSNL 12–1374,235
October 32:30 p.m.No. 15 Colorado
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ABCL 25–2771,217
October 1011:30 a.m.vs. TexasFSNL 3–3475,587
October 171:00 p.m.at No. 20 MissouriL 6–2061,586
October 246:00 p.m.at Oklahoma StatePPVL 26–4150,614
October 311:00 p.m.Iowa State
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 17–1470,019
November 76:00 p.m.at No. 7 Texas A&MFXL 0–2954,506
November 141:00 p.m.at BaylorW 28–1627,930
November 211:00 p.m.Texas Tech
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 20–1765,583
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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PostseasonEdit

AwardsEdit

1999 NFL DraftEdit

The 1999 NFL Draft was held at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 17–18, 1999. The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Jermaine Fazande RB 2nd 60 San Diego Chargers
De'Mond Parker RB 5th 159 Green Bay Packers
Kelly Gregg DT 6th 173 Cincinnati Bengals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1990s". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  2. ^ SoonerSports.com