1998 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1998 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Conference Big East Conference
1998 record 2–9 (0–7 Big East)
Head coach Walt Harris (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Steve Mooshagian (2nd season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Larry Coyer (2nd season)
Base defense Multiple 4–3
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
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 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 5 3:30 p.m. Villanova* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 48–41   36,543
Sat. Sep. 19 3:30 p.m. No. 8 Penn State* Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) CBS L 13–20   56,743
Sat. Sep. 26 12:00 p.m. at No. 19 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN2 L 7–27   50,057
Sat. Oct. 3 3:30 p.m. Akron Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 35–0   37,357
Sat. Oct. 10 1:30 p.m. at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 10–29   50,900
Sat. Oct. 17 12:00 p.m. Rutgersdagger Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ L 21–25   31,176
Sat. Oct. 31 12:00 p.m. at No. 19 Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) ESPN+ L 28–45   49,012
Sat. Nov. 7 3:30 p.m. Temple Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA L 33–34   39,827
Sat. Nov. 14 12:00 p.m. Boston College Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN+ L 15–23   32,129
Thu. Nov. 19 8:00 p.m. at No. 22 Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN L 10–38   38,084
Fri. Nov. 27 2:30 p.m. West Virginia Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) CBS L 14–52   42,254
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

1998 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Walt Harris – Head Coach
  • Larry Coyer – Defensive Coordinator
  • Steve Mooshagian – Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
  • J.D. Brookhart – Tight Ends/Special Teams Assistant
  • Curt Cignetti – Recruiting Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Tom Freeman – Offensive Line
  • Bob Junko – Defensive Tackles
  • Bill McGovern – Defensive Backs
  • Vincent White – Running Backs
  • Brian Williams – Defensive Ends/Special Teams
  Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala – Director of Football Operations
  • Dave Henigan – Graduate Assistant
  • Joe Ferenc – Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Buddy Morris – Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Chad Hutsko – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]