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1998 Ole Miss Rebels football
Independence Bowl Champions
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
1998 record7–5 (3–5 SEC)
Head coachTommy Tuberville
Offensive coordinatorNoel Mazzone
Defensive coordinatorArt Kaufman
Home stadiumVaught–Hemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 50,577)
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 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Southeastern Conference in the West Division. Coached by Tommy Tuberville, the Rebels played their home games at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5* 11:30 AM Memphis Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS JPS W 30–10   46,191
September 12 2:30 PM Auburn Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS FSN L 0–17   48,371
September 19 11:30 AM at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN (Rivalry) JPS W 30–6   31,482
September 26* 2:00 PM at SMU Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 48–41 OT  22,281
October 3 1:00 PM South Carolina Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS W 30–28   42,884
October 10 2:00 PM at Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) PPV L 17–20 OT  83,818
October 24*† 1:00 PM Arkansas State Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS W 30–17   38,116
October 31 1:00 PM LSU Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Magnolia Bowl) W 37–31 OT  50,577
November 7 11:30 AM at #11 Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR (Rivalry) JPS L 0–34   49,115
November 21 12:00 PM at #14 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 17–24   85,445
November 26 7:00 PM #25 Mississippi State Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPN L 6–28   50,412
December 28* 7:30 PM vs. Texas Tech Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN W 35–18   46,862
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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