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1998 Missouri Tigers football
Insight.com Bowl Champions
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
APNo. 21
1998 record8–4 (5–3 Big 12)
Head coachLarry Smith
Home stadiumFaurot Field
(Capacity: 68,174)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#10 Kansas State x   8 0         11 2  
#19 Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
#21 Missouri   5 3         8 4  
Colorado   4 4         8 4  
Kansas   1 7         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         3 8  
South
#11 Texas A&M x   7 1         11 3  
#15 Texas   6 2         9 3  
Texas Tech   4 4         7 5  
Oklahoma State   3 5         5 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Texas A&M 36, Kansas State 33 (2OT)
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. The 1998 Tigers had an overall record of 8-4 (5-3 in conference play), including a 34-31 win in the Insight.com Bowl over West Virginia at Tucson. They were members of the Big 12 Conference in the North Division. The team was coached by head coach Larry Smith.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5* 6:30 PM Bowling Green Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 37–0   48,971
September 12 2:30 PM Kansas #25 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Border War) ABC W 41–23   59,720
September 19* 2:30 PM at #1 Ohio State #19 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 48–34   93,269
October 3* 1:00 PM Northwestern State #25 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 35–14   48,298
October 10 1:00 PM at Iowa State #21 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA (Battle for the Telephone Trophy) W 35–19   38,756
October 17† 1:00 PM Oklahoma #20 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) W 20–6   61,586
October 24 11:30 AM at #7 Nebraska #19 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) FSN L 10–40   76,425
October 31 1:00 PM at Texas Tech #18 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 28–26   41,378
November 7 11:30 AM Colorado #18 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO FSN W 38–14   57,261
November 14 11:30 AM at #6 Texas A&M #13 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX FSN L 14–17   60,433
November 21 2:30 PM #2 Kansas State #19 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ABC L 25–31   68,174
December 26* 7:00 PM vs. West Virginia #23 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ (Insight.com Bowl) ESPN W 34–31   36,147
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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