1998 Insight.com Bowl

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1998 Insight.com Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
West Virginia 0 3 14 14 31
Missouri 14 10 7 3 34
Date December 26, 1998
Season 1998
Stadium Arizona Stadium
Location Tucson, Arizona
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Dave Barnett (play-by-play); Bill Curry (analysis); Dave Ryan (sidelines)
Insight.com Bowl
 < 1997  1999

The 1998 edition to the Insight.com bowl was the 10th edition to the bowl game. It featured the Missouri Tigers, and the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Missouri scored first, after Carlos Posey recovered a blocked field goal and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown, putting the Tigers up 7-0. Missouri's Corby Jones scored on a 9-yard touchdown run to make it 14-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. In the second quarter WVU's Jay Taylor kicked a 28-yard field goal making it 14-3. After a Missouri safety, Corby Jones rushed in for a 2-yard touchdown run to make the score 24-3 Missouri. The score would hold up until halftime.

In the third quarter, Marc Bulger threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to David Saunders, bringing the Mountaineers to 24-10. Missouri answered with an 11-yard touchdown run from Corby Jones, pushing the lead back to 31-10. Bulger threw another touchdown pass to Khori Ivy to make the score 31-17 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Bulger threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Amos Zereoué to make it 31-24. Brian Long kicked an 18-yard field goal to make it 34-24 Missouri. Bulger threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Saunders, to make the final score 34-31. The win was Missouri's first bowl game victory since 1981.

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