1998 Utah Utes football team

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1998 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Division Pacific Division
1998 record 7–4 (5–3 WAC)
Head coach Ron McBride (9th season)
Offensive coordinator Tommy Lee[1] (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Kyle Whittingham (4th season)
Home stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium (45,017)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
No. 13 Air Force x$   7 1         12 1  
Wyoming   6 2         8 3  
Colorado State   5 3         8 4  
Rice   5 3         5 6  
TCU   4 4         7 5  
Tulsa   2 6         4 7  
SMU   1 1         0 1  
UNLV   0 8         0 11  
Pacific Division
BYU xy   7 1         9 5  
San Diego State x   7 1         7 5  
Utah   5 3         7 4  
Fresno State   5 3         5 6  
San Jose State   3 5         4 8  
UTEP   3 5         3 8  
New Mexico   1 7         3 9  
Hawaii   0 8         0 12  
Championship: Air Force 20, BYU 13
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 season was Utah's last in the Western Athletic Conference - the following year, the newly created Mountain West Conference began play. This was also the first season in the newly rebuilt Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:00 PM at Utah State* Romney StadiumLogan, Utah (Battle of the Brothers) KSL W 20–12   30,218
September 12 7:00 PM Louisville* Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, Utah KJZZ W 45–22   44,112
September 19 7:00 PM Hawaii Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah None W 30–21   37,699
September 26 7:00 PM Boise State*dagger Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah None L 28–31   36,037
October 3 1:00 PM at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, Wyoming KJZZ L 24–27   16,349
October 17 1:00 PM Fresno State Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah None W 24–16   33,065
October 24 7:00 PM at San Diego State Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, California KJZZ L 20–21 OT  28,807
October 31 1:00 PM at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California KJZZ W 49–17   12,279
November 7 1:00 p.m. UTEP Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah None W 34–27 OT  37,812
November 14 1:00 pm at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, New Mexico (The Bowl) KJZZ W 41–7   22,281
November 21 11:30 am BYU Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah (Holy War) ESPN2 L 24–26   45,634
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

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After the season[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

One player was selected in the 1999 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Phil Glover Linebacker 7 222 Tennessee Titans

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bio: Tommy Lee". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  2. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  3. ^ "1998 record". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  4. ^ "1999 Utah Football Preseason Information". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2009-06-16.