1998 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1998 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1998 record 3–7 (2–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Ron Turner
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 70,904)
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
1998 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State §   7 1         11 1  
#6/5 Wisconsin §   7 1         11 1  
#12/12 Michigan §   7 1         10 3  
#24/23 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
#17/15 Penn State*   0* 3         0* 3  
Michigan State   4 4         6 6  
Minnesota   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 8  
Iowa   2 6         3 8  
Northwestern   0 8         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1998 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. Their home games were played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. The team's head coach was Ron Turner, who was in his second season with the Illini. Illinois had a record of 3–8 and failed to make a bowl game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 5:30 PM at Washington State* Martin StadiumPullman, WA FSN L 13–20   31,568
September 12 6:00 PM Middle Tennessee* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 48–20   35,475
September 19 11:00 AM Louisville* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN2 L 9–35   39,475
September 26 11:00 AM Iowa Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN+ L 14–37   44,245
October 3 11:00 AM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) ESPN+ W 13–10   41,232
October 10 11:00 AM #1 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN+ L 0–41   46,390
October 17 11:00 AM #9 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN2 L 3–37   40,627
October 24 1:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) L 9–42   60,163
October 31 11:00 AM at #10 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN+ W 0–27 (loss)  (vacated) 96,508
November 7 1:00 PM Indiana Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 31–16   31,388
November 21 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 9–31   67,285
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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