1998 Arizona Wildcats football team

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1998 Arizona Wildcats football
University of Arizona Block A.svg
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 23–20 vs. Nebraska
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 4
1998 record 12–1 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Dick Tomey (12th year)
Offensive coordinator Dino Babers (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Rich Ellerson (2nd year)
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
(Capacity: 57,803)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8 UCLA $   8 0         10 2  
#4 Arizona   7 1         12 1  
Oregon   5 3         8 4  
USC   5 3         8 5  
Washington   4 4         6 6  
Arizona State   4 4         5 6  
California   3 5         5 6  
Oregon State   2 6         5 6  
Stanford   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   0 8         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Arizona Wildcats football team represented University of Arizona during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the first 11-win season in school history and the best conference record to date.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 8:00 PM at Hawaii* No. 24 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI ESPN2 W 27–6   38,745
September 12 12:30 PM at Stanford No. 21 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA KTTU W 31–14   30,096
September 19 7:00 PM Iowa* No. 16 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FSN W 35–11   52,634
September 24 5:00 PM at San Diego State* No. 16 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA ESPN W 35–16   23,811
October 3 7:00 PM at No. 20 Washington No. 14 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA FSN W 31–28   71,469
October 10 7:15 PM No. 3 UCLA No. 10 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FSN L 28–52   58,738
October 17 1:00 PM at Oregon State No. 16 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 38–15   30,231
October 24 7:00 PM Northeast Louisiana* No. 14 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ KTTU W 45–7   39,218
October 31 4:30 PM No. 12 Oregon No. 13 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FSN W 38–3   44,931
November 7 7:00 PM Washington Statedagger No. 10 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FSNAZ W 37–27   47,761
November 14 4:30 PM at California No. 9 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA KTTU W 27–23   36,500
November 27 4:30 PM Arizona State No. 7 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ (Territorial Cup) FSN W 50–42   57,953
December 30 6:00 PM vs. No. 14 Nebraska* No. 5 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 23–20   65,354
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Standard Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Arizona State[edit]

Arizona State at #7 Arizona
1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona St 15 7 6 14 42
Arizona 7 19 17 7 50

Arizona's Trung Canidate rushes for a school record 288 yards.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Chris McAlister Cornerback 1 10 Baltimore Ravens
Edwin Mulitalo Guard 4 129 Baltimore Ravens
Ronnie Smith Defensive Back 5 168 Arizona Cardinals
Mike Lucky Tight End 7 229 Dallas Cowboys

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