1998 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1998 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Logo of the Nebraska athletic teams 1992-2003
Holiday Bowl, L 20–23 vs. Arizona
Conference Big 12 Conference
North Division
Ranking
Coaches #20
AP #19
1998 record 9–4 (5–3 Big 12)
Head coach Frank Solich (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Frank Solich (1st year)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinator Charlie McBride (18th year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 72,700)
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
1998 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#10 Kansas State x   8 0         11 2  
#19 Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
#21 Missouri   5 3         8 4  
Colorado   4 4         8 4  
Kansas   1 7         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         3 8  
South
#11 Texas A&M x   7 1         11 3  
#15 Texas   6 2         9 3  
Texas Tech   4 4         7 5  
Oklahoma State   3 5         5 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Texas A&M 36, Kansas State 33 
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Frank Solich and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 3:00 PM Louisiana Tech* #4 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Eddie Robinson Classic) FSN W 56–27   76,021
September 5 12:30 PM UAB* #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 38–7   75,921
September 12 6:00 PM at California* #4 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA FSN W 24–3   67,000
September 26 2:30 PM #9 Washington* #2 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC W 55–7   76,372
October 3 6:00 PM vs. Oklahoma State #2 Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO FSN W 24–17   79,555
October 10 2:30 PM at #18 Texas A&M #2 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ABC L 21–28   60,798
October 17 6:00 PM Kansasdagger #8 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE FSN W 41–0   76,174
October 24 11:30 AM #19 Missouri #7 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) FSN W 20–13   76,425
October 31 2:30 PM Texas #7 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC L 16–20   76,434
November 7 1:00 PM at Iowa State #14 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA W 42–7   45,817
November 14 2:30 PM at #2 Kansas State #11 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS ABC L 30–40   44,298
November 27 3:30 PM Colorado #14 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC W 16–14   75,958
December 30 7:30 PM vs. #5 Arizona* #14 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN L 20–23   65,354
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

1998 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
SE 17 Aguglia, ScottScott Aguglia Fr
IB 38 Alexander, DanDan Alexander So
OG 64 Altstadt, SteveSteve Altstadt Fr
WB 82 Applegate, SeanSean Applegate Jr
C 51 Baldwin, MattMatt Baldwin Jr
TE 94 Bauman, DamienDamien Bauman Jr
TE 33 Becvarovski, SashoSasho Becvarovski So
SE 20 Beveridge, TomTom Beveridge So
TE Bowling, JonJon Bowling Fr
WB 14 Brown, LanceLance Brown Sr
IB 36 Buckhalter, CorrellCorrell Buckhalter So
IB Butler, ChrisChris Butler Fr
SE 6 Cheatham, KennyKenny Cheatham Sr
QB Chrisman, JoeJoe Chrisman Fr
QB 9 Christo, MonteMonte Christo Sr
FB 31 Cielocha, ChrisChris Cielocha Fr
OT 68 Clausen, JeffJeff Clausen Jr
OL Cody, WesWes Cody Fr
SE Cork, DannyDanny Cork Fr
WB 81 Cornelsen, BenBen Cornelsen Fr
QB 7 Crouch, EricEric Crouch Fr
TE Dabbert, WillWill Dabbert Fr
SE 3 Davison, MattMatt Davison So
TE 85 DeBates, T.J.T.J. DeBates Jr
IB 31 Diedrick, DahrranDahrran Diedrick Fr
OT 76 Diekmann, BillyBilly Diekmann So
SE Duryea, ChadChad Duryea Fr
OL Eisenhauer, KyleKyle Eisenhauer Fr
IB 4 Evans, DeAngeloDeAngelo Evans So
WB 2 Finister, DemondDemond Finister Jr
SE 83 Fischer, CraigCraig Fischer Jr
WB Forster, AustinAustin Forster Fr
OL Freeman, JoeJoe Freeman Fr
SE 29 Friesen, PatPat Friesen Fr
WB 30 Fujan, PaulPaul Fujan Fr
OT 74 Fulton, LonnieLonnie Fulton Jr
OG 72 Gessford, BenBen Gessford Sr
WB 8 Gibson, JohnJohn Gibson So
TE Golliday, AaronAaron Golliday Fr
FB 46 Gragert, NickNick Gragert Fr
OT 74 Green, MikeMike Green Fr
RB Grixby, DeAntaeDeAntae Grixby Fr
QB Gutz, SamSam Gutz Fr
SE Gutz, SethSeth Gutz Jr
OL Gwennap, AndyAndy Gwennap Fr
SE 80 Haafke, BillyBilly Haafke Sr
SE Hassebroek, TroyTroy Hassebroek Fr
C 78 Havlovic, AaronAaron Havlovic Jr
C 78 Havolovic, AaronAaron Havolovic Jr
WB Hennings, DanDan Hennings Fr
C 59 Heskew, JoshJosh Heskew Sr
OG 55 Hochstein, RussRuss Hochstein So
FB Hughes, CaseyCasey Hughes Fr
TE 88 Jackson, SheldonSheldon Jackson Sr
OT 69 Julch, AdamAdam Julch Jr
FB Kastl, PaulPaul Kastl Fr
FB 33 Kingston, BenBen Kingston Jr
SE Klem, JohnJohn Klem Fr
OL Koethe, ScottScott Koethe Fr
OT 75 Kollmorgen, KyleKyle Kollmorgen Fr
OL Kolowski, DavidDavid Kolowski Fr
OL Kolterman, NateNate Kolterman Fr
FB 40 Legate, BillyBilly Legate Sr
QB 1 London, FrankieFrankie London Jr
SE Lyman, JoshJosh Lyman Fr
FB 45 Makovicka, JoelJoel Makovicka Sr
WB McGann, ShawnShawn McGann Fr
TE 87 McKee, JakeJake McKee So
FB 15 Miller, WillieWillie Miller So
TE 43 Murphy, JohnJohn Murphy So
QB 12 Newcombe, BobbyBobby Newcombe So
FB 37 Piening, HankHank Piening So
C 54 Raiola, DominicDominic Raiola Fr
IB Rauenzahn, TylerTyler Rauenzahn Fr
QB 16 Runty, JayJay Runty So
OG 66 Rutherford, JonJon Rutherford RFr
OG 79 Saalfeld, ChrisChris Saalfeld So
OT 65 Schwab, JasonJason Schwab Jr
OG 63 Sherman, JamesJames Sherman Jr
OL Shook, MattMatt Shook Fr
OL Sidwell, LeifLeif Sidwell Fr
IB 32 Soucie, TravisTravis Soucie So
FB 48 Stanislav, JeremyJeremy Stanislav So
OT 73 Tansey, JimJim Tansey Jr
SE Thomas, WilsonWilson Thomas Fr
IB 24 Tillery, AlikAlik Tillery Fr
FB Uhlir, TyroneTyrone Uhlir Fr
OL Valencia, JustinJustin Valencia Fr
WB 26 Vanderhoef, CaseyCasey Vanderhoef So
OT 58 Volk, DaveDave Volk Fr
OG 61 Wade, BrandtBrandt Wade Sr
IB 34 White, DanDan White Fr
WB 5 Wiggins, ShevinShevin Wiggins Sr
OL Wilford, MikeMike Wilford Fr
TE 90 Wistrom, TraceyTracey Wistrom Fr
OL Ziemba, SteveSteve Ziemba Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
RE Adams, DemoineDemoine Adams Fr
NT 89 Almanzar, LuisLuis Almanzar So
RCB 28 Anderson, JoshJosh Anderson So
WLB 41 Baker, RodRod Baker So
ROV 4 Boettner, MicMic Boettner Fr
FS 14 Booker, DionDion Booker Fr
ROV 21 Brown, MikeMike Brown Jr
RCB 22 Brown, RalphRalph Brown Jr
MLB 39 Buettenback, BenBen Buettenback Jr
MLB 48 Burrow, JamieJamie Burrow Fr
DL Clanton, JonJon Clanton Fr
MLB 52 Coyne, JonJon Coyne Fr
CB 3 Craver, KeyuoKeyuo Craver Fr
DB Demps, MikeMike Demps Fr
LB Dutton, MasonMason Dutton Fr
FS 33 Ebke, MitchMitch Ebke So
ROV Eisenberg, JohnJohn Eisenberg So
FS 19 Finley, ClintClint Finley So
ROV 38 Fischer, EricEric Fischer So
MLB 44 Foreman, JayJay Foreman Sr
LB Fries, GabeGabe Fries Fr
SLB 43 Froehlich, RussellRussell Froehlich Sr
NT 77 Gill, BobbyBobby Gill So
DB Groce, DeJuanDeJuan Groce Fr
RE 97 Grummert, MattMatt Grummert So
SLB 53 Gustafson, ChrisChris Gustafson Fr
FS 45 Hamik, BradBrad Hamik So
LCB 18 Hemje, JeffJeff Hemje Fr
SLB 49 Hogrefe, QuintQuint Hogrefe Sr
DL Hughes, RichardRichard Hughes Fr
RCB 24 Ickes, MattMatt Ickes Fr
WLB 50 Jackson, JuliusJulius Jackson Jr
WLB 1 Johnson, EricEric Johnson Sr
DT 91 Kaiser, LoranLoran Kaiser So
RE 57 Kelsay, ChadChad Kelsay Sr
RE Kelsay, ChrisChris Kelsay Fr
WLB 47 Kohl, JoshJosh Kohl Jr
DB Kosch, PaulPaul Kosch Fr
DB Lechtenberg, AdamAdam Lechtenberg Fr
ROV 29 List, GreggGregg List Jr
DL Lohr, JasonJason Lohr Fr
RE Lyman, JeremyJeremy Lyman Fr
DL Manning, StephenStephen Manning Fr
DT 70 McGinn, MattMatt McGinn Fr
FS 27 McGraw, GregGreg McGraw Jr
SLB 32 Mehl, LeviLevi Mehl Fr
RE 93 Mooberry, BrandonBrandon Mooberry So
DB Moran, ChristopherChristopher Moran Jr
DT 90 Nelson, CaseyCasey Nelson Fr
DL Nelson, JeffJeff Nelson Fr
DL Offner, AndrewAndrew Offner Fr
SLB 37 Ortiz, TonyTony Ortiz Jr
MLB 42 Penny, JonJon Penny Fr
RCB 11 Peterson, JeromeJerome Peterson Jr
MLB 13 Polk, CarlosCarlos Polk So
ROV 10 Quindt, BrandonBrandon Quindt So
SLB 23 Raymond, SteveSteve Raymond Jr
LCB 9 Reynolds, KhariKhari Reynolds So
RE Ringenberg, KyleKyle Ringenberg Fr
MLB 34 Roth, BrandonBrandon Roth Fr
RE 84 Rucker, MikeMike Rucker Sr
RE 80 Ryan, EricEric Ryan Jr
LB Shanle, ScottScott Shanle Fr
SLB 46 Shaw, BrianBrian Shaw Jr
RE 98 Siebenborn, ScottScott Siebenborn So
DT Slechta, JeremyJeremy Slechta Fr
WLB Smith, JemondJemond Smith Fr
RE Smith, JustinJustin Smith Fr
LB Smith, LukeLuke Smith Fr
LB Stella, RandyRandy Stella Fr
LCB 16 Swiney, ErwinErwin Swiney So
LB Tata, TonyTony Tata Fr
DB Terpening, AaronAaron Terpening Fr
RE 92 Toline, TravisTravis Toline Sr
RCB 12 Turner, ArionArion Turner Fr
MLB 48 Tuttle, ChadChad Tuttle So
RE 83 Vanden Bosch, KyleKyle Vanden Bosch So
WLB 26 Vedral, MarkMark Vedral Fr
ROV 25 Walker, JoeJoe Walker So
RE 94 Wardyn, BrandonBrandon Wardyn So
NT 96 Warren, SteveSteve Warren Jr
FS 42 Watchorn, TroyTroy Watchorn So
RE 95 Wichmann, J.P. (John Paul)J.P. (John Paul) Wichmann Fr
RE 81 Wills, AaronAaron Wills Jr
RE Wills, ColinColin Wills Fr
DT 99 Wiltz, JasonJason Wiltz Sr
LCB 20 Woodward, WesWes Woodward Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK Brown, JoshJosh Brown Fr
PK 35 Brown, KrisKris Brown Sr
PK 17 Hadenfeldt, DanDan Hadenfeldt Jr
P 23 Lafleur, BillBill Lafleur Sr
PK 28 Long, ChaceChace Long So
P 8 Morro, BrianBrian Morro Sr
P/PK 17 Tack, ChuckChuck Tack Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Charlie McBride
       18th season as DC/LB coach
       22nd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Colorado
  • Turner Gill
       7th season as QB coach
       7th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Craig Bohl
       4th season as LB coach
       7th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Ron Brown
       12th season as WR/TE coach
       12th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Dan Young
       16th season as OL/K coach
       16th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Reed
  • Milt Tenopir
       25th season as OL coach
       25th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Nelson Barnes
       2nd season as RE coach
       2nd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: North Texas
  • George Darlington
       DB coach
       26th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Rutgers
  • Dave Gillespie
       1st season as RB coach
       10th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska-Omaha
  • Boyd Epley
       30th season as S&C coach
       30th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: January 17, 2011

Game notes[edit]

Louisiana Tech[edit]

Louisiana Tech at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Louisiana Tech 0 6 15 6 27
Nebraska 14 21 7 14 56


UAB[edit]

UAB at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 7 0 0 7
Nebraska 7 14 0 17 38


California[edit]

Nebraska at California [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 7 0 10 24
California 0 0 3 0 3


Washington[edit]

Washington at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 7 0 0 7
Nebraska 21 14 20 0 55


Oklahoma State[edit]

Nebraska vs Oklahoma State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 3 14 7 24
Oklahoma State 0 3 7 7 17


Texas A&M[edit]

Nebraska at Texas A&M [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 7 0 14 21
Texas A&M 7 7 7 7 28

This loss ended Nebraska's 40-game winning streak in scheduled conference games which dated back to 1992, back when the Big 12 was still the Big Eight Conference.

Kansas[edit]

Kansas at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 10 7 14 10 41


Missouri[edit]

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 0 13 0 0 13
Nebraska 3 3 7 7 20


Texas[edit]

Texas at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 7 3 0 10 20
Nebraska 0 3 10 3 16


Iowa State[edit]

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 14 7 14 42
Iowa State 0 0 0 7 7


Kansas State[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 10 7 6 30
Kansas State 7 7 10 16 40


Colorado[edit]

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 7 0 7 0 14
Nebraska 7 3 3 3 16


Arizona[edit]

Nebraska vs Arizona [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 13 0 7 20
Arizona 6 3 0 14 23


Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP 4 4 3 2 2 2 8 7 7 14 11 17 14 13 14 19
Coaches 20
BCS Not released 6 12 11 14 12 11 11 N/A

After the season[edit]

First-year Head Coach Solich was new to the job title but still in his element, after having served as an assistant in varying capacities with Nebraska since 1975. Solich completed his inaugural season with a final record of 9–4 (5–3), after having lost much of the 1997 national championship team's talent to graduation. Nonetheless, Nebraska finished tied for 2nd place in the Big 12 North Division, and tied for 4th conference-wide.

The season was concluded by #14 Nebraska falling to #5 Arizona 20–23 at the Holiday Bowl.

Awards[edit]

[2]

Award Name(s)
All-American 2nd Team Sheldon Jackson
All-American 3rd Team Ralph Brown
All-Big 12 1st team Ralph Brown, Josh Heskew, Sheldon Jackson, Jay Foreman, Mike Brown, Chad Kelsay
All-Big 12 2nd team Kris Brown, Mike Rucker, Joe Walker, Bill Lafleur
All-Big 12 3rd team Shevin Wiggins
All-Big 12 honorable mention Kenny Cheatham, Matt Davison, Russ Hochstein, Joel Makovicka, Jason Schwab

NFL and Pro Players[edit]

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 1998 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.[3]

Name Team
Demoine Adams Edmonton Eskimos
Dan Alexander Tennessee Titans
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks
Kris Brown Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Brown Chicago Bears
Ralph Brown New York Giants
Correll Buckhalter Philadelphia Eagles
Keyuo Craver New Orleans Saints
Eric Crouch St. Louis Rams
Clint Finley Kansas City Chiefs
Jay Foreman Buffalo Bills
Aaron Golliday Scottish Claymores
DeJuan Groce St. Louis Rams
Russ Hochstein Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sheldon Jackson Buffalo Bills
Eric Johnson Oakland Raiders
Chad Kelsay Pittsburgh Steelers
Chris Kelsay Buffalo Bills
Bill Lafleur Barcelona Dragons
Joel Makovicka Arizona Cardinals
Bobby Newcombe Montreal Alouettes
Tony Ortiz Scottish Claymores
Carlos Polk San Diego Chargers
Dominic Raiola Detroit Lions
Mike Rucker Carolina Panthers
Scott Shanle St. Louis Rams
Jeremy Slechta Philadelphia Eagles
Erwin Swiney Green Bay Packers
Kyle Vanden Bosch Arizona Cardinals
Joe Walker Tennessee Titans
Steve Warren Green Bay Packers
Jason Wiltz New York Jets

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - 1998 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved May 15, 2009. 
  2. ^ 1998 Husker Honors
  3. ^ "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on May 16, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.