1998 Florida Gators football team

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1998 Florida Gators football
Orange Bowl, W 31–10 v. Syracuse
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 5
1998 record 10–2 (7–1 2nd East SEC)
Head coach Steve Spurrier
Offensive coordinator Steve Spurrier
Defensive coordinator Bob Stoops
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 college 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 Louisiana State 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.