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1998 Purdue Boilermakers football team

The 1998 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ross–Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana and were members of the Big Ten Conference.

1998 Purdue Boilermakers football
Alamo Bowl champion
Alamo Bowl, W 37–34 vs. Kansas State
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 23
APNo. 24
1998 record9–4 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachJoe Tiller (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Chaney (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread offense
Defensive coordinatorBrock Spack (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainRosevelt Colvin
CaptainIsaac Jones
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
(Capacity: 67,332)
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

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 302:30 PMat USC*ABCL 17–2756,623
September 1211:00 AMRice*ESPNW 21–1942,563
September 1911:00 AMCentral Florida*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ESPNW 35–753,469
September 261:30 PMat No. 23 Notre Dame*NBCL 30–3180,012
October 31:30 PMMinnesota
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 56–2156,809
October 107:30 PMat No. 10 WisconsinESPN2L 24–3178,782
October 172:30 PMat No. 12 Penn StateABCL 13–3197,034
October 241:00 PMIllinois 
W 42–960,163
October 311:00 PMIowa
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 36–1450,443
November 712:00 PMat NorthwesternESPN2W 56–2139,575
November 1412:00 PMat Michigan StateESPN+W 25–2469,091
November 211:00 PMIndiana
W 52–768,512
December 298:00 PMvs. No. 4 Kansas State*ESPNW 37–3460,780
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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RosterEdit

1998 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 15 Drew Brees So
WR 6 Isaac Jones Sr
OT 77 Brandon Gorin So
WR 84 Randall Lane Jr
OT 78 Matt Light So
WR 89 Tim Stratton Fr
WR 14 Vinny Sutherland So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 59 Rosevelt Colvin Sr
DL   Chukie Nwokorie Sr
DE 54 Chike Okeafor Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 30 Travis Dorsch Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summariesEdit

IowaEdit

1 234Total
Hawkeyes 0 0014 14
Boilermakers 7 12107 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–28–3 1997 L 17–35

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IndianaEdit

1 234Total
Hoosiers 7 000 7
Boilermakers 7 21321 52

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Kansas State (Alamo Bowl)Edit

#4 Kansas State vs. #24 Purdue
1 234Total
Wildcats 0 7621 34
Boilermakers 0 171010 37
         
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1932 W 29–13

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2011 Purdue football information guide
  2. ^ USA Today. Retrieved 2014-Sep-25.
  3. ^ USA Today. Retrieved 2014-Aug-19.
  4. ^ "Purdue Pulls Off Surprise At Alamo". New York Times. December 30, 1998. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Down Goes K-State!". Associated Press. December 30, 1998. Retrieved January 1, 2019.