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The 1998 season was Utah's last in the Western Athletic Conference - the following year, the newly created Mountain West Conference began play. This was also the first season in the newly rebuilt Rice-Eccles Stadium.

1998 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
DivisionPacific Division
1998 record7–4 (5–3 WAC)
Head coachRon McBride (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorTommy Lee[1] (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorKyle Whittingham (4th season)
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium (45,017)
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

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 57:00 PMat Utah State*KSLW 20–1230,218
September 127:00 PMLouisville*KJZZW 45–2244,112
September 197:00 PMHawaii
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
NoneW 30–2137,699
September 267:00 PMBoise State* 
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
NoneL 28–3136,037
October 31:00 PMat WyomingKJZZL 24–2716,349
October 171:00 PMFresno State
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
NoneW 24–1633,065
October 247:00 PMat San Diego StateKJZZL 20–21 OT28,807
October 311:00 PMat San Jose StateKJZZW 49–1712,279
November 71:00 p.m.UTEP
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
NoneW 34–27 OT37,812
November 141:00 pmat New MexicoKJZZW 41–722,281
November 2111:30 amBYU
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (Holy War)
ESPN2L 24–2645,634

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After the seasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

One player was selected in the 1999 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Phil Glover Linebacker 7 222 Tennessee Titans

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bio: Tommy Lee". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
  2. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
  3. ^ "1998 record". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-06-01.
  4. ^ "1999 Utah Football Preseason Information". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2009-06-16.