1998 Arizona Wildcats football team

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1998 Arizona Wildcats football
University of Arizona Block A.svg
Holiday Bowl Champions
Holiday Bowl, W 23–20 vs. Nebraska
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
1998 record 12–1 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Dick Tomey
Offensive coordinator Dino Babers
Defensive coordinator Rich Ellerson
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
1998 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8 UCLA   8 0         10 2  
#4 Arizona   7 1         12 1  
Oregon   5 3         8 4  
USC   5 3         8 5  
Washington   4 4         6 6  
Arizona State   4 4         5 6  
California   3 5         5 6  
Oregon State   2 6         5 6  
Stanford   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   0 8         3 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Arizona Wildcats football team represented University of Arizona during the 1998 NCAA college football season. It was the first 11-win season in school history and the best conference record to date.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 at Hawaii* #25 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 27-6   33,804
September 12 at Stanford #21 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 31-14   30,096
September 19 Iowa* #17 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FSN W 35-11   52,634
September 24 at San Diego State* #16 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA W 35-16   23,811
October 3 at #20 Washington #14 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC W 31-28   71,469
October 10 #3 UCLA #11 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ABC L 28-52   58,738
October 17 at Oregon State #17 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR FSN W 38-15   30,231
October 24 Northeast Louisiana* #16 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ W 45-7   39,218
October 31 #13 Oregon #15 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ABC W 38-3   44,931
November 7 Washington State #11 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FSN W 37-27   47,761
November 14 at California #10 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 27-23   36,500
November 27 Arizona State #7 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ (Territorial Cup) FSN W 50-42   57,953
December 30 vs. #16 Nebraska* #6 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 23-20   65,354
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Arizona State[edit]

Arizona State at #7 Arizona
1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona St 15 7 6 14 42
Arizona 7 19 17 7 50

Arizona's Trung Canidate rushes for a school record 288 yards.



Team Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Chris McAlister Cornerback 1 10 Baltimore Ravens
Edwin Mulitalo Guard 4 129 Baltimore Ravens
Ronnie Smith Defensive Back 5 168 Arizona Cardinals
Mike Lucky Tight End 7 229 Dallas Cowboys

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