1998 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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1998 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Music City Bowl Champions
Music Bowl, W, 38–7 vs. Alabama
Conference Big East
Ranking
Coaches No. 19
AP No. 23
1998 record 9–3 (5–2 Big East)
Head coach Frank Beamer
Offensive coordinator Rickey Bustle
Defensive coordinator Bud Foster
Home stadium Lane Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
1998 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#25 Syracuse $   6 1         8 4  
#20 Miami (FL)   5 2         9 3  
#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 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Frank Beamer.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 4:00 PM East Carolina* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA HTS W 38–3   48,134
September 12 1:00 PM at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 37–0   66,431
September 19 8:00 PM at Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) ESPN W 27–20   41,155
September 26 12:00 PM Pittsburgh No. 21 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN2 W 27–7   50,057
October 8 8:00 PM at Boston College No. 17 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) ESPN W 17–0   37,628
October 17 1:00 PM Templedagger No. 14 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA L 24–28   47,610
October 24 7:00 PM at UAB* No. 23 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 41–0   31,897
October 31 12:00 PM No. 21 West Virginia No. 20 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) ESPN+ W 27–13   52,807
November 14 8:00 PM at Syracuse No. 16 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN2 L 26–28   49,336
November 21 1:00 PM Rutgers No. 23 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 47–7   42,452
November 28 12:00 PM No. 16 Virginia* No. 20 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Commonwealth Cup) ESPN L 32–36   53,207
December 29 5:00 PM vs. Alabama* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN W 38–7   41,600
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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