1998 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1998 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
1998 record 7–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach Mike DuBose (2nd year)
Captain
Home stadium Bryant-Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 83,818)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 83,091)
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 representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama in the college football season of 1998–99. The team's head coach was Mike DuBose, who was entering his second year at Alabama. They played their home games at both Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama and competed in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference. They improved upon a 4–7 record from the 1997 season by finishing the 1998 campaign with a 7–5 record and an appearance in the Music City Bowl. The win against Ole Miss during the season marked Alabama's first ever overtime victory.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:00 pm BYU* Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN W 38–31   83,818
September 12 11:30 am Vanderbilt Legion FieldBirmingham, AL JPS W 32–7   83,091
September 26 5:00 pm at Arkansas #22 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ESPN2 L 6–42   51,763
October 3 11:30 am #8 Florida Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL JPS L 10–16   83,818
October 10 2:00 pm Ole Missdagger Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) PPV W 20–17 OT  83,818
October 17 2:00 pm East Carolina* Legion Field • Birmingham, AL PPV W 23–22   80,079
October 24 2:30 pm at #3 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) CBS L 18–35   107,289
October 31 2:00 pm Southern Miss* Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL PPV W 30–20   83,818
November 7 2:30 pm at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS W 22–16   80,522
November 14 11:30 am at Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS (Rivalry) JPS L 14–26   40,517
November 21 6:30 pm Auburn Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) ESPN W 31–17   83,091
December 29 4:00 pm vs. Virginia Tech* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN L 7–38   41,600
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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