1998 Florida Gators football team

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1998 Florida Gators football
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 31–10 vs. Syracuse
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 5
1998 record 10–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coach Steve Spurrier (9th year)
Offensive coordinator Steve Spurrier
Defensive coordinator Bob Stoops (3rd year)
Home stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
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 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season was the Florida Gators football team's ninth under head coach Steve Spurrier. Spurrier's 1998 Florida Gators compiled an overall record of 10–2 and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 7–1, placing second among the six teams of the SEC Eastern Division.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
9–5–1998 The Citadel* No. 3 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida PPV W 49–10   85,061
9–12–1998 Northeast Louisiana* No. 3 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida PPV W 42–10   85,228
9–19–1998 No. 6 Tennessee No. 2 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee CBS L 17–20 OT  107,653
9–26–1998 No. 25 Kentucky No. 8 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida CBS W 51–35   85,011
10–3–1998 Alabama No. 8 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL JPS W 16–10   83,818
10–10–1998 No. 11 LSU No. 6 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida ESPN W 22–10   85,404
10–17–1998 Auburn No. 5 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida CBS W 24–3   85,557
10–31–1998 No. 11 Georgia No. 5 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, Florida CBS W 38–7   84,321
11–7–1998 Vanderbilt No. 5 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee W 45–13   33,576
11–14–1998 South Carolina No. 4 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida (HC) JPS W 33–14   85,528
11–21–1998 No. 5 Florida State* No. 4 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida ABC L 12–23   81,614
1–2–1999 No. 18 Syracuse* No. 7 Orange Bowl StadiumMiami (Orange Bowl) ABC W 31–10   67,919
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.