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The 1998 Toledo Rockets football team was an American football team that represented the University of Toledo in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their eighth season under head coach Gary Pinkel, the Rockets compiled a 7–5 record (6–2 against MAC opponents), finished in first place in the MAC's West Division, lost to Marshall in the MAC Football Championship Game (17–23), and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 229 to 216.[1]

1998 Toledo Rockets football
Toledo Rockets wordmark.svg
MAC West Division champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1998 record7–5 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachGary Pinkel (8th season)
Home stadiumGlass Bowl
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall xy$   7 1         12 1  
Miami x   7 1         10 1  
Bowling Green   5 3         5 6  
Ohio   5 3         5 6  
Akron   3 6         4 7  
Kent State   0 8         0 11  
West Division
Toledo x   6 2         7 5  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 4  
Central Michigan   5 3         6 5  
Eastern Michigan   3 6         3 8  
Northern Illinois   2 6         2 9  
Ball State   1 7         1 10  
Championship: Marshall 23, Toledo 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant

The team's statistical leaders included Chris Wallace with 2,476 passing yards, Wasean Tait with 625 rushing yards, and Ray Curry with 513 receiving yards.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1998 Toledo Rockets Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "1998 Toledo Rockets Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2016.