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1998 San Jose State Spartans football team

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The 1998 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. The team was led by head coach Dave Baldwin, in his second year as head coach at San Jose State. They played home games at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. The Spartans finished the 1998 season with a record of four wins and eight losses (4–8, 3–5 WAC).

1998 San Jose State Spartans football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
DivisionPacific Division
1998 record4–8 (3–5 WAC)
Head coachDave Baldwin (2nd season)
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium
(Capacity: 31,218)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
No. 13 Air Force x$   7 1         12 1  
Wyoming   6 2         8 3  
Colorado State   5 3         8 4  
Rice   5 3         5 6  
TCU   4 4         7 5  
Tulsa   2 6         4 7  
SMU   1 1         0 1  
UNLV   0 8         0 11  
Pacific Division
BYU xy   7 1         9 5  
San Diego State x   7 1         7 5  
Utah   5 3         7 4  
Fresno State   5 3         5 6  
San Jose State   3 5         4 8  
UTEP   3 5         3 8  
New Mexico   1 7         3 9  
Hawaii   0 8         0 12  
Championship: Air Force 20, BYU 13
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 5at Stanford*W 35–2336,396
September 12Idaho*L 12–1712,432
September 19at No. 22 Oregon*L 3–5841,868
September 26New Mexico
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
W 37–2011,447[1]
October 3at No. 10 Virginia*L 14–5241,100[2]
October 10Rice 
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
W 20–1713,668[3]
October 17at UTEPL 21–2821,300[4]
October 24at BYUL 43–4662,423[5]
October 31Utah
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
L 17–4912,279
November 7at HawaiiW 45–1726,716[6]
November 14San Diego State
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
L 6–3412,833[7]
November 21at Fresno State[note 1]L 21–2434,292[8]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from no poll released prior to the game

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Team players in the NFLEdit

The following were selected in the 1999 NFL Draft.[11]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
David Loverne Guard 3 90 New York Jets
Lyle West Defensive back 6 189 New York Giants

The following finished their college career in 1998, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.[12]

Player Position First NFL team
James Hodgins Fullback 1999 St. Louis Rams

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "West Coast Awful". Albuquerque Journal. Albuquerque, New Mexico. September 27, 1998. p. H-1. Retrieved March 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ "Virginia 52, San Jose State 14". Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Rice 17, San Jose St. 20". Austin American-Statesman. Austin, Texas. October 12, 1998. p. C6. Retrieved March 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "San Jose State Box". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Santa Cruz, California. October 18, 1998. p. B-3. Retrieved March 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Other Games". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 25, 1998. p. B9. Retrieved March 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved February 15, 2007.
  7. ^ "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "San Jose State 1998 Schedule". Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  10. ^ "San Jose State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  11. ^ "1999 NFL Draft". Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  12. ^ "San Jose St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved 16 December 2016.