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1998 Texas A&M Aggies football team

The 1998 Texas A&M Aggies football team completed the season with an 11–3 record. The Aggies had a regular season Big 12 Conference record of 7–1, followed by an upset win against Kansas State in the 1998 Big 12 title game. Because of this, the team was invited to the Sugar Bowl, where they lost to Ohio State 24-14.

1998 Texas A&M Aggies football
Big 12 champion
Big 12 South Division champion
Sugar Bowl, L 14–24 vs. Ohio State
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 11
1998 record11–3 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coachR. C. Slocum (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Kragthorpe (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Hankwitz (2nd season)
Home stadiumKyle Field
(Capacity: 58,292)
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

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 PMvs. No. 2 Florida State*No. 14ABCL 14–2359,232
September 127:30 PMLouisiana Tech*No. 18W 28–755,073
September 191:00 PMat Southern Miss*No. 17FSNSWW 24–633,233
September 267:30 PMNorth Texas*No. 17
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
W 28–956,072
October 311:30 AMat KansasNo. 18FSNW 24–2136,000
October 102:30 PMNo. 2 NebraskaNo. 18
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
ABCW 28–2160,798
October 176:00 PMat BaylorNo. 10FSNW 35–1442,333
October 242:30 PMNo. 25 Texas TechNo. 8
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX (rivalry)
ABCW 17–1062,873
October 316:00 PMat Oklahoma StateNo. 8FSNW 17–647,250
November 76:00 PMOklahomaNo. 7
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
FXW 29–054,506
November 1411:30 AMNo. 13 MissouriNo. 6
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
FSNW 17–1460,433
November 2711:00 AMat TexasNo. 6ABCL 24–2683,687
December 52:30 PMvs. No. 2 Kansas StateNo. 10ABCW 36–33 2OT60,798
January 17:00 PMvs. No. 3 Ohio State*No. 8ABCL 14–2476,502
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

1998 Texas A&M Aggies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Branndon Stewart Sr
RB 8 Sirr Parker Sr
QB 15 Randy McCown Jr
RB 28 Ja'Mar Toombs Fr
RB 32 Burnest Rhodes So
RB 34 Dante Hall Jr
WR 42 Chris Taylor So
OL 62 Semisi Heimuli So
OL 71 Chris Valetta   Fr
OL 73 Cameron Spikes Jr
OL 77 Seth McKinney So
OL 78 Andy Vincent
OL 79 Shea Holder
WR 80 Chris Cole Jr
WR 81 Matt Bumgardner So
TE 87 Derrick Spiller Sr
WR 88 Leroy Hodge Jr
TE 89 Daniel Campbell Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
SS 1 Michael Jameson So
OLB 2 Christian Rodriguez Fr
ILB 9 Dat Nguyen Sr
CB 18 Sedrick Curry So
OLB 23 Jason Glenn So
CB 26 Jay Brooks   Fr
FS 30 Brandon Jennings Jr
CB 39 Jason Webster Jr
OLB 40 Roylin Bradley So
OLB 43 Warrick Holdman Sr
OLB 44 Sean Coryatt Jr
ILB 46 Cornelius Anthony So
SS 25 Nate Wallace Jr
DE 95 Rocky Bernard So
DE 97 Lonnie Madison
DE 99 Ronald Flemons So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 6 Shane Lechler Jr
PK 37 Russell Bynum So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summariesEdit

Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Texas A&M 0 14 0 0 14
#2 Florida State 10 0 10 3 23

Louisiana TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Louisiana Tech 0 0 7 0 7
#18 Texas A&M 3 10 15 0 28

Southern MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#17 Texas A&M 3 11 7 3 24
Southern Miss 0 0 0 6 6

North TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 0 3 0 6 9
#17 Texas A&M 7 7 7 7 28

KansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Texas A&M 14 0 3 7 24
Kansas 7 0 7 7 21

Dante Hall rushes for 177 yards.

NebraskaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Nebraska 0 7 0 14 21
#18 Texas A&M 7 7 7 7 28

This game began the Aggies' annual Maroon Out tradition.[1] A&M scored a dramatic upset at home over undefeated Nebraska. Two 100-yard rushers for the Aggies in Dante Hall(113) and Ja’mar Toombs(110).

BaylorEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Texas A&M 7 7 7 14 35
Baylor 0 0 7 7 14

Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Texas Tech 3 7 0 0 10
#8 Texas A&M 7 7 0 3 17

Oklahoma StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Texas A&M 0 10 7 0 17
Oklahoma State 3 3 0 0 6

OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0
#7 Texas A&M 7 6 3 13 29

MissouriEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Missouri 0 7 0 7 14
#6 Texas A&M 0 6 0 11 17

TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Texas A&M 0 7 0 17 24
Texas 10 6 0 10 26

Kansas StateEdit

#2 Kansas State vs. #10 Texas A&M
1 234OT2OTTotal
Wildcats 10 710033 33
Aggies 0 661536 36
        
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 1997 L 17–36

[2]

Ohio StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Ohio State 21 3 0 0 24
#9 Texas A&M 7 0 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 1987 L 12–28

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maroon Out: History". Texas A&M University. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Perfection Eludes Kansas St. and U.C.L.A." New York Times. December 6, 1998. Retrieved August 15, 2019.