1998 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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1998 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs logo.svg
SEC Western Division co-champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, L 11–38 vs. Texas
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Western Division
1998 record 8–5 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Jackie Sherrill (8th season)
Offensive coordinator Lynn Amedee (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn (3rd season)
Home stadium Scott Field (40,656)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 1 Tennessee x$#   8 0         13 0  
No. 5 Florida  %   7 1         10 2  
No. 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  
No. 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 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Jackie Sherrill. The Bulldogs played their home games in 1998 at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 5:00 PM Vanderbilt Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi ESPN2 W 42–0   32,150
September 12 11:30 AM at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee FSN W 14–6   28,467
September 19 6:00 PM at Oklahoma State* No. 25 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma L 23–42   42,250
September 26 11:30 AM at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, South Carolina JPS W 38–0   70,052
October 10 11:30 AM Auburn Scott Field • Starkville, Mississippi JPS W 38–21   40,029
October 17 1:30 PM East Tennessee State*dagger Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, Mississippi W 53–6   37,573
October 24 5:00 PM at LSU No. 24 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana (Rivalry) ESPN2 L 6–41   80,040
November 7 5:00 PM at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky (Rivalry) ESPN2 L 35–37   57,760
November 14 11:30 AM Alabama Scott Field • Starkville, Mississippi (Rivalry) JPS W 26–14   40,517
November 21 11:30 AM No. 9 Arkansas Scott Field • Starkville, Mississippi JPS W 22–21   36,656
November 26 7:00 PM at Ole Miss No. 25 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi (Egg Bowl) ESPN W 28–6   50,412
December 5 6:30 PM vs. No. 1 Tennessee No. 23 Georgia DomeAtlanta (SEC Championship Game) ABC L 14–24   74,795
January 1 10:00 AM vs. No. 20 Texas* No. 25 Cotton BowlDallas (Cotton Bowl Classic) FOX L 11–38   72,611
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released week prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Game summaries[edit]

Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mississippi St 7 7 7 7 28
Ole Miss 3 3 0 0 6

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 Mississippi State Football Results/Schedule". Mississippi State Athletics. Archived from the original on January 28, 1999. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
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