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1998 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1998 record3–9 (0–8 Big Ten)
Head coachGary Barnett (7th season)
CaptainD'Wayne Bates[1]
CaptainBarry Gardner (2nd year)
CaptainMatt Hartl
CaptainBryan LaBelle
Home stadiumRyan Field (Capacity: 47,130)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State §   7 1         11 1  
#6/5 Wisconsin §   7 1         11 1  
#12/12 Michigan §   7 1         10 3  
#24/23 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
#17/15 Penn State*   0 3*         0 3*  
Michigan State   4 4         6 6  
Minnesota   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 8  
Iowa   2 6         3 8  
Northwestern   0 8         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1998 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ryan Field and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Gary Barnett, who resigned at the conclusion of the regular season to become the head coach at Colorado.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 511:30 AMUNLV*W 41–730,197
September 1211:00 AMDuke*
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN+L 10–4440,178
September 197:00 PMat Rice*W 23–1416,271
September 2611:00 AMat No. 14 WisconsinESPNL 7–3878,337
October 311:00 AMIllinois
ESPN+L 10–1341,232
October 1011:00 AMat IowaESPN2L 24–2670,397
October 176:00 PMMichigan
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPNL 6–1247,129
October 2411:00 AMNo. 1 Ohio State
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN2L 10–3647,130
October 3111:00 AMat Michigan StateESPN2L 5–2967,473
November 711:00 AMPurdue
  • Ryan Field
  • Evanston, IL
ESPN+L 21–5639,575
November 1411:00 AMat No. 19 Penn StateESPN2L 10–4196,382
November 2110:00 PMat Hawaii*W 47–2125,918
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
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