1998 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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1998 Virginia Cavaliers football
Virginia Cavaliers text logo.svg
Peach Bowl, L 33–35 vs. Georgia
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 18
AP No. 18
1998 record 9–3 (6–2 ACC)
Head coach George Welsh (17th season)
Defensive coordinator Rick Lantz (8th season)
Home stadium Scott Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 Florida State $+   7 1         11 2  
No. 9 Georgia Tech +   7 1         10 2  
No. 18 Virginia   6 2         9 3  
North Carolina   5 3         7 5  
NC State   5 3         7 5  
Duke   2 6         4 7  
Wake Forest   2 6         3 8  
Clemson   1 7         3 8  
Maryland   1 7         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was George Welsh. They played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 8:00 PM at No. 25 Auburn* No. 16 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama ESPN W 19–0   78,315
September 12 12:00 PM Maryland No. 12 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia (Rivalry) JPS W 31–19   42,800
September 19 3:30 PM Clemson No. 10 Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, Virginia ABC W 20–18   42,000
September 26 12:00 PM at Duke No. 11 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, North Carolina JPS W 24–0   24,380
October 3 1:00 PM San Jose State*dagger No. 10 Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, Virginia W 52–12   41,100
October 17 3:30 PM at No. 25 Georgia Tech No. 7 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta ABC L 38–41   46,018
October 24 3:30 PM NC State No. 16 Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, Virginia ABC W 23–13   45,900
October 31 3:30 PM at Wake Forest No. 15 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, North Carolina W 38–17   22,718
November 7 3:30 PM at No. 6 Florida State No. 12 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida (Jefferson–Eppes Trophy) ABC L 14–45   81,120
November 14 3:30 PM North Carolina No. 21 Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, Virginia (South's Oldest Rivalry) ABC W 30–13   47,000
November 28 12:00 PM at No. 20 Virginia Tech* No. 16 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia (Commonwealth Cup) ESPN W 36–32   53,207
December 31 5:00 PM vs. No. 19 Georgia* No. 13 Georgia DomeAtlanta (Peach Bowl) ESPN L 33–35   72,876
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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