1998 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1998 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1998 record 3–9 (0–8 Big Ten)
Head coach Gary Barnett (7th year)
Home stadium Ryan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Ohio State %+   7 1         11 1  
#6 Wisconsin $+   7 1         11 1  
#12 Michigan +   7 1         10 3  
#24 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
#17 Penn State   5 3         9 3  
Michigan State   4 4         6 6  
Minnesota   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 8  
Iowa   2 6         3 8  
Northwestern   0 8         3 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ryan Field and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Gary Barnett, who resigned at the conclusion of the regular season to become the head coach at Colorado.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 11:30 AM UNLV* Ryan FieldEvanston, IL W 41–7   30,197
September 12 11:00 AM Duke* Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN+ L 10–44   40,178
September 19 7:00 PM at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 23–14   16,271
September 26 11:00 AM at No. 14 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN L 7–38   78,337
October 3 11:00 AM Illinois Ryan Field • Evanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) ESPN+ L 10–13   41,232
October 10 11:00 AM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2 L 24–26   70,397
October 17 6:00 PM Michigan Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN L 6–12   47,129
October 24 11:00 AM No. 1 Ohio State Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN2 L 10–36   47,130
October 31 11:00 AM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN2 L 5–29   67,473
November 7 11:00 AM Purdue Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN+ L 21–56   39,575
November 14 11:00 AM at No. 19 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 L 10–41   96,382
November 21 10:00 PM at Hawaii* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 47–21   25,918
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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