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1998 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
ConferenceBig East Conference
1998 record5–6 (2–5 Big East)
Head coachTerry Shea (3rd season)
Home stadiumRutgers Stadium
(Capacity: 41,500)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#25 Syracuse   6 1         8 4  
#20 Miami   5 2         9 3  
#23 Virginia Tech   5 2         9 3  
West Virginia   5 2         8 4  
Boston College   3 4         4 7  
Rutgers   2 5         5 6  
Temple   2 5         2 9  
Pittsburgh   0 7         2 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Terry Shea, the Scarlet Knights compiled a 5–6 record, were outscored by opponents 376 to 206, and finished in sixth place in the Big East Conference.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Mike McMahon with 2,203 passing yards, Jacki Crooks with 821 rushing yards, and Bill Powell with 730 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResult
September 5Richmond*W 7–6
September 12at Boston CollegeESPN+L 14–41
September 19at No. 13 SyracuseESPN+L 14–70
September 26Army*
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
W 27–15
October 3Miami (FL)
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPN+L 17–53
October 17at PittsburghESPN+W 25–21
October 24No. 22 Tulane*
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
L 24–52
October 31Temple
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
W 21–10
November 7at Navy*W 36–33
November 14West Virginia
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
L 14–28
November 21at No. 23 Virginia TechL 7–47
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[4]

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