1998 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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1998 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Music City Bowl Champions
Music Bowl, W, 38–7 vs. Alabama
Conference Big East
Ranking
Coaches #19
AP #23
1998 record 9–3 (5–2 Big East)
Head coach Frank Beamer
Offensive coordinator Rickey Bustle
Defensive coordinator Bud Foster
Home stadium Lane Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
1998 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#25 Syracuse   6 1         8 4  
#20 Miami (FL)   5 2         9 3  
#23 Virginia Tech   5 2         9 3  
West Virginia   5 2         8 4  
Boston College   3 4         4 7  
Rutgers   2 5         5 6  
Temple   2 5         2 9  
Pittsburgh   0 7         2 9  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Frank Beamer.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 4:00 PM East Carolina* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA HTS W 38–3   48,134
September 12 1:00 PM at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 37–0   66,431
September 19 8:00 PM at Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) ESPN W 27–20   41,155
September 26 12:00 PM Pittsburgh #21 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN2 W 27–7   50,057
October 8 8:00 PM at Boston College #17 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) ESPN W 17–0   37,628
October 17 1:00 PM Templedagger #14 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA L 24–28   47,610
October 24 7:00 PM at UAB* #23 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 41–0   31,897
October 31 12:00 PM #21 West Virginia #20 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) ESPN+ W 27–13   52,807
November 14 8:00 PM at Syracuse #16 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN2 L 26–28   49,336
November 21 1:00 PM Rutgers #23 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 47–7   42,452
November 28 12:00 PM #16 Virginia* #20 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Commonwealth Cup) ESPN L 32–36   53,207
December 29 5:00 PM vs. Alabama* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN W 38–7   41,600
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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