1998 Richmond Spiders football
A-10 Conference Champions
Division I-AA First Round, L 23–24, vs. #13 Lehigh
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
Sports NetworkNo. 10
1998 record9–3 (7–1 A-10)
Head coachJim Reid (4th season)
CaptainEric King
CaptainMarc Megna
CaptainWinston October
Home stadiumUR Stadium
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Template:1998 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings

The 1998 Richmond Spiders football team represented the University of Richmond during the 1998 NCAA Division I-AA football season. It was the program's 115th season and they finished as Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) champions after posting a 7–1 record in conference play.[1][2] The Spiders earned a berth as the #3 seed into the 16-team Division I-AA playoffs, but were upset in the first round to 14-seed Lehigh, 23–24.[1] Richmond was led by fourth-year head coach Jim Reid.[1]


September 5at Rutgers*L 6–7
September 121:00 p.m.UMassL 17–2210,219
September 19at Rhode IslandW 20–17 OT
September 26at Penn*W 34–18
October 3James Madison
W 28–7
October 10at New HampshireW 22–13
October 17at MaineW 35–10
October 24at NortheasternNo. 23W 21–20
November 7at VillanovaNo. 16W 28–14
November 14No. 11 DelawareNo. 12
  • UR Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
W 45–6
November 21No. 12 William & MaryNo. 8
W 42–1718,914
November 28No. 13 Lehigh*No. 5
L 23–24

Awards and honorsEdit

  • First Team All-AmericaMarc Megna (Walter Camp, The Sports Network, Associated Press)
  • Second Team All-AmericaWinston October (The Sports Network)
  • First Team All-Atlantic 10 – Eric King, Marc Megna, Paris Lenon, Winston October
  • Second Team All-Atlantic 10 – Chris Anderson, Joe Douglas
  • Third Team All-Atlantic 10 – Eric Beatty, Mac Jahney, Jasper Pendergrass
  • Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year – Marc Megna
  • Atlantic 10 Coach of the YearJim Reid


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