1998 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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1998 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs.svg
SEC Western Division Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic, L 11–38 vs. Texas
Conference Southeastern Conference
Western Division
1998 record 8–5 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Jackie Sherrill
Offensive coordinator Lynn Amedee
Defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn
Home stadium Scott Field (40,656)
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 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Jackie Sherrill. The Bulldogs played their home games in 1998 at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 5:00 PM Vanderbilt Scott FieldStarkville, MS ESPN2 W 42–0   32,150
September 12 11:30 AM at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN FSN W 14–6   28,467
September 19 6:00 PM at Oklahoma State* #25 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK L 23–42   42,250
September 26 11:30 AM at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS W 38–0   70,052
October 10 11:30 AM Auburn Scott Field • Starkville, MS JPS W 38–21   40,029
October 17 1:30 PM East Tennessee State*dagger Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS W 53–6   37,573
October 24 5:00 PM at LSU #24 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ESPN2 L 6–41   80,040
November 7 5:00 PM at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Rivalry) ESPN2 L 35–37   57,760
November 14 11:30 AM Alabama Scott Field • Starkville, MS (Rivalry) JPS W 26–14   40,517
November 21 11:30 AM #9 Arkansas Scott Field • Starkville, MS JPS W 22–21   36,656
November 26 7:00 PM at Ole Miss #25 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPN W 28–6   50,412
December 5 6:30 PM vs. #1 Tennessee #23 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) ABC L 14–24   74,795
January 1 10:00 AM vs. #20 Texas* #25 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) FOX L 11–38   72,611
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released week prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mississippi St 7 7 7 7 28
Ole Miss 3 3 0 0 6

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 Mississippi State Football Results/Schedule". Mississippi State Athletics. Archived from the original on January 28, 1999. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
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