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1998 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

The 1998 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 106th overall and 8th season as a member of the Big East Conference (Big East). The team was led by head coach Don Nehlen, in his 19th year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4 overall, 5–2 in the Big East) and with a loss against Missouri in the Insight.com Bowl.

1998 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
Insight.com Bowl, L 31–34 vs. Missouri
ConferenceBig East Conference
1998 record8–4 (5–2 Big East)
Head coachDon Nehlen (19th season)
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
(Capacity: 63,500)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Syracuse $   6 1         8 4  
No. 20 Miami (FL)   5 2         9 3  
No. 23 Virginia Tech   5 2         9 3  
West Virginia   5 2         8 4  
Boston College   3 4         4 7  
Rutgers   2 5         5 6  
Temple   2 5         2 9  
Pittsburgh   0 7         2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 57:00 PMNo. 1 Ohio State*No. 11CBSL 17–3468,409
September 196:00 PMMaryland*No. 19
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, West Virginia (Rivalry)
ESPN2W 42–2052,279
September 2612:00 PMTulsa*No. 19
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, West Virginia
ESPN+W 44–2148,819
October 312:00 PMat Navy*No. 16ESPN+W 45–2436,009
October 1012:00 PMat TempleNo. 16W 37–714,851
October 243:30 PMMiami (FL)No. 13
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, West Virginia
CBSL 31–3460,081
October 3112:00 PMat No. 20 Virginia TechNo. 21ESPN+L 13–2752,807
November 76:30 PMNo. 15 Syracuse
ESPNW 35–2854,655
November 1412:00 PMat RutgersW 28–1426,740
November 2112:00 PMBoston College
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, West Virginia
ESPN+W 35–1040,573
November 272:30 PMat PittsburghCBSW 52–1442,254
December 268:00 PMvs. No. 23 Missouri*ESPNL 31–3436,147

PersonnelEdit

1998 West Virginia Mountaineers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 4 Marc Bulger Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WVU 1998 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved June 21, 2012.