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
(Capacity: 57,803)
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 conference 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 Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 8:00 PM at Hawaii* #24 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI ESPN2 W 27–6   38,745
September 12 12:30 PM at Stanford #21 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA KTTU W 31–14   30,096
September 19 7:00 PM Iowa* #16 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FSN W 35–11   52,634
September 24 5:00 PM at San Diego State* #16 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA ESPN W 35–16   23,811
October 3 7:00 PM at #20 Washington #14 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA FSN W 31–28   71,469
October 10 7:15 PM #3 UCLA #10 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FSN L 28–52   58,738
October 17 1:00 PM at Oregon State #16 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 38–15   30,231
October 24 7:00 PM Northeast Louisiana* #14 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ KTTU W 45–7   39,218
October 31 4:30 PM #12 Oregon #13 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FSN W 38–3   44,931
November 7 7:00 PM Washington Statedagger #10 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FSNAZ W 37–27   47,761
November 14 4:30 PM at California #9 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA KTTU W 27–23   36,500
November 27 4:30 PM Arizona State #7 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ (Territorial Cup) FSN W 50–42   57,953
December 30 6:00 PM vs. #14 Nebraska* #5 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 23–20   65,354
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain 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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