1998 Miami Hurricanes football team

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1998 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Micron PC Bowl champion
Micron PC Bowl, W 46–23 vs. NC State
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 21
AP No. 20
1998 record 9–3 (5–2 Big East)
Head coach Butch Davis (4th season)
Offensive coordinator Larry Coker (4th season)
Defensive coordinator Bill Miller (4th season)
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,476)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Syracuse $   6 1         8 4  
No. 20 Miami (FL)   5 2         9 3  
No. 23 Virginia Tech   5 2         9 3  
West Virginia   5 2         8 4  
Boston College   3 4         4 7  
Rutgers   2 5         5 6  
Temple   2 5         2 9  
Pittsburgh   0 7         2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1998 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 73rd season of football and 8th as a member of the Big East Conference. The Hurricanes were led by fourth-year head coach Butch Davis and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 9–3 overall and 5–2 in the Big East to finish in a three-way tie for second place. They were invited to the MicronPC Bowl where they defeated NC State, 46-23.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:30 PM East Tennessee State* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 66–17   36,617
September 12 3:30 PM at Cincinnati* Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH FSN W 38–12   20,681
September 19 8:00 PM Virginia Tech Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) ESPN L 20–27 OT  41,155
October 3 12:00 PM at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN+ W 53–17   21,419
October 10 3:30 PM No. 8 Florida State* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) CBS L 14–26   63,617
October 24 3:30 PM at No. 13 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV CBS W 34–31   60,081
October 31 6:00 PM Boston College No. 25 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN2 W 35–17   32,917
November 14 4:00 PM at Temple No. 24 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 42–7   18,734
November 19 8:00 PM Pittsburgh No. 24 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN W 38–10   38,084
November 28 3:30 PM at No. 21 Syracuse No. 19 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY CBS L 13–66   49,521
December 5 2:00 PM No. 3 UCLA* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN W 49–45   46,819
December 29 7:30 PM vs. NC State* No. 24 Pro Player StadiumMiami, FL (MicronPC Bowl) TBS W 46–23   44,387
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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