1998 LSU Tigers football team

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1998 LSU Tigers football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Western Division
1998 record 4–7 (2–6 SEC)
Head coach Gerry DiNardo
Offensive coordinator Morris Watts
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Lou Tepper
Base defense 3-4
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
(Capacity: 79,940)
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
1998 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Tennessee x#   8 0         13 0  
#5 Florida   7 1         10 2  
#14 Georgia   6 2         9 3  
Kentucky   4 4         7 5  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 9  
South Carolina   0 8         1 10  
Western Division
Mississippi State xy   6 2         8 5  
#16 Arkansas x   6 2         9 3  
Alabama   4 4         7 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 5  
LSU   2 6         4 7  
Auburn   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Tennessee 24, Mississippi State 14
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were coached by Gerry DiNardo. The Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In the beginning of the season, expectations were high as LSU had tied for the SEC West title but lost tiebreakers the previous two seasons. After a 3–0 start and No. 6 national ranking, the Tigers' season stunningly fell apart. They finished 1–7 in the last eight games of the season with many close losses, and finished with a record of 4–7.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 7:00 PM Arkansas State* #7 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 42–6   80,051
September 19 4:00 PM at Auburn #7 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Tiger Bowl) ESPN W 31–19   85,214
September 26 7:00 PM Idaho* #6 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 53–20   80,466
October 3 6:00 PM #12 Georgia #6 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN L 27–28   80,792
October 10 6:00 PM at #6 Florida #11 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Rivalry) ESPN L 10–22   85,407
October 17 8:00 PM Kentucky #21 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN2 L 36–39   80,524
October 24 5:00 PM #24 Mississippi State Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 41–6   80,040
October 31 1:00 PM at Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Magnolia Bowl) PPV L 31–37   50,577
November 7 2:30 PM Alabama Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS L 16–22   80,522
November 14 1:30 PM at #10 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC L 36–39   80,012
November 27 1:30 PM at #13 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS L 14–41   55,831
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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