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1998 West Virginia Mountaineers football
Insight.com Bowl, L 31–34 vs. Missouri
ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)
1998 record8–4 (5–2 Big East)
Head coachDon Nehlen
Home stadiumMountaineer Field
(Capacity: 63,500)
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 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 106th overall and 8th season as a member of the Big East Conference (Big East). The team was led by head coach Don Nehlen, in his 19th year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4 overall, 5–2 in the Big East) and with a loss against Missouri in the Insight.com Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5* 7:00 PM #1 Ohio State #11 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV CBS L 17–34   68,409
September 19* 6:00 PM Maryland #19 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 42–20   52,279
September 26* 12:00 PM Tulsa #19 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV ESPN+ W 44–21   48,819
October 3* 12:00 PM at Navy #16 Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD ESPN+ W 45–24   36,009
October 10* 12:00 PM at Temple #16 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 37–7   14,851
October 24 3:30 PM Miami (FL) #13 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV CBS L 31–34   60,081
October 31 12:00 PM at #20 Virginia Tech #21 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Black Diamond Trophy) ESPN+ L 13–27   52,807
November 7 6:30 PM #15 Syracuse Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) ESPN W 35–28   54,655
November 14 12:00 PM at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ W 28–14   26,740
November 21 12:00 PM Boston College Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV ESPN+ W 35–10   40,573
November 27 2:30 PM at Pittsburgh Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) CBS W 52–14   42,254
December 26* 8:00 PM vs. #23 Missouri Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ (Insight.com Bowl) ESPN L 31–34   36,147
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "WVU 1998 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://wvustats.com/football/schedule.php?team_id=308&season=1998. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
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