1998 Missouri Tigers football team

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1998 Missouri Tigers football
Insight.com Bowl champion
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division North Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 25
AP No. 21
1998 record 8–4 (5–3 Big 12)
Head coach Larry Smith (5th season)
Home stadium Faurot Field
(Capacity: 68,174)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 10 Kansas State x   8 0         11 2  
No. 19 Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
No. 21 Missouri   5 3         8 4  
Colorado   4 4         8 4  
Kansas   1 7         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         3 8  
Southern Division
No. 11 Texas A&M x$   7 1         11 3  
No. 15 Texas   6 2         9 3  
Texas Tech   4 4         7 5  
Oklahoma State   3 5         5 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Texas A&M 36, Kansas State 33 
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. The 1998 Tigers had an overall record of 8-4 (5-3 in conference play), including a 34-31 win in the Insight.com Bowl over West Virginia at Tucson. They were members of the Big 12 Conference in the North Division. The team was coached by head coach Larry Smith. Ironically, West Virginia would take Missouri's spot in the Big 12, when the latter joined the SEC fourteen years later.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:30 PM Bowling Green* Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri W 37–0   48,971
September 12 2:30 PM Kansas No. 25 Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri (Border War) ABC W 41–23   59,720
September 19 2:30 PM at No. 1 Ohio State* No. 19 Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio ABC L 14–35   93,269
October 3 1:00 PM Northwestern State* No. 25 Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri W 35–14   48,298
October 10 1:00 PM at Iowa State No. 21 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, Iowa (Battle for the Telephone Trophy) W 35–19   38,756
October 17 1:00 PM Oklahomadagger No. 20 Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri (Tiger–Sooner Peace Pipe) W 20–6   61,586
October 24 11:30 AM at No. 7 Nebraska No. 19 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska (Rivalry) FSN L 13–20   76,425
October 31 1:00 PM at Texas Tech No. 18 Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas W 28–26   41,378
November 7 11:30 AM Colorado No. 18 Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri FSN W 38–14   57,261
November 14 11:30 AM at No. 6 Texas A&M No. 13 Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas FSN L 14–17   60,433
November 21 2:30 PM No. 2 Kansas State No. 19 Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri ABC L 25–31   68,174
December 26 7:00 PM vs. West Virginia* No. 23 Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona (Insight.com Bowl) ESPN W 34–31   36,147
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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