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1998 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference USA Champions
Liberty Bowl champions
1998 Liberty Bowl vs. BYU, Won 41–27
ConferenceConference USA
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1998 record12–0 (6–0 C-USA)
Head coachTommy Bowden
Offensive coordinatorRich Rodriguez
Home stadiumLouisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 69,703)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Conference USA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Tulane   6 0         12 0  
Southern Miss   5 1         7 5  
Louisville   4 2         7 5  
East Carolina   3 3         6 5  
Army   2 4         3 8  
Houston   2 4         3 8  
Cincinnati   1 5         2 9  
Memphis   1 5         2 9  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Tulane Green Wave football team represented Tulane University in the 1998 college football season. The Green Wave finished with a record of 12 wins and no losses, one of only two NCAA Division 1-A teams to complete the season undefeated, the other being the BCS champion Tennessee Volunteers.

The team was not invited to a Bowl Championship Series Bowl game due to lack of strength of schedule (they did not play a single ranked team all season, and a lowly Rutgers team was the sole BCS Conference member on the schedule), and defeated Brigham Young University in the Liberty Bowl. The Green Wave finished the season ranked seventh in the nation in both the AP Poll and Coaches' Poll.

The Green Wave won all of their games by six points or more. The combined 538 points set a single-season school record.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:00 PM at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH W 52–34   20,721
September 12 7:00 PM at SMU Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 31–21   12,316
September 26* 2:30 PM Navy Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 42–24   19,371
October 3 2:30 PM Southern Miss #25 Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 21–7   32,527
October 17† 2:30 PM Louisville #24 Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA FSN W 28–22   26,217
October 24 11:00 AM at Rutgers #22 Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ W 52–24   20,714
October 31* 2:30 PM SW Louisiana #19 Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 72–20   25,177
November 7 1:00 PM at Memphis #15 Liberty BowlMemphis, TN W 41–31   18,192
November 14 12:00 PM at Army #14 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 49–35   39,083
November 21 2:30 PM Houston #12 Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA FSN W 48–20   26,978
November 26* 2:30 PM Louisiana Tech #11 Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 63–30   37,391
December 31* 12:30 PM vs. BYU #10 Liberty BowlMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ESPN W 41–27   52,197
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
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Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Team
Shaun KingQuarterback2 50 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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ReferencesEdit

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