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1998 Alabama Crimson Tide football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
1998 record7–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachMike DuBose (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorNeil Callaway (1st year as OC 2nd overall)
Defensive coordinatorEllis Johnson (2nd year)
Captain
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 83,818)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 83,091)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Tennessee x   8 0         13 0  
#5 Florida   7 1         10 2  
#14 Georgia   6 2         9 3  
Kentucky   4 4         7 5  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 9  
South Carolina   0 8         1 10  
Western Division
Mississippi State xy   6 2         8 5  
#16 Arkansas x   6 2         9 3  
Alabama   4 4         7 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 5  
LSU   2 6         4 7  
Auburn   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Tennessee 24, Mississippi State 14
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama in the college football season of 1998–99. The team's head coach was Mike DuBose, who was entering his second year at Alabama. They played their home games at both Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama and competed in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference. They improved upon a 4–7 record from the 1997 season by finishing the 1998 campaign with a 7–5 record and an appearance in the Music City Bowl. The win against Ole Miss during the season marked Alabama's first ever overtime victory.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 56:00 p.m.BYU*ESPNW 38–3183,818
September 1211:30 a.m.VanderbiltJPSW 32–783,091
September 265:00 p.m.at ArkansasNo. 22ESPN2L 6–4251,763
October 311:30 a.m.No. 8 Florida
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
JPSL 10–1683,818
October 102:00 p.m.Ole Missdagger
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (rivalry)
PPVW 20–17 OT83,818
October 172:00 p.m.East Carolina*
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, AL
PPVW 23–2280,079
October 242:30 p.m.at No. 3 TennesseeCBSL 18–35107,289
October 312:00 p.m.Southern Miss*
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
PPVW 30–2083,818
November 72:30 p.m.at LSUCBSW 22–1680,522
November 1411:30 a.m.at Mississippi StateJPSL 14–2640,517
November 216:30 p.m.Auburn
ESPNW 31–1783,091
December 294:00 p.m.vs. Virginia Tech*ESPNL 7–3841,600
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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