1998 Missouri Tigers football
Insight.com Bowl champion
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
APNo. 21
1998 record8–4 (5–3 Big 12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJerry Berndt (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorMoe Ankney (5th season)
Home stadiumFaurot Field
(Capacity: 68,174)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Northern Division
No. 10 Kansas State x   8 0     11 2  
No. 19 Nebraska   5 3     9 4  
No. 21 Missouri   5 3     8 4  
Colorado   4 4     8 4  
Kansas   1 7     4 7  
Iowa State   1 7     3 8  
Southern Division
No. 11 Texas A&M x$   7 1     11 3  
No. 15 Texas   6 2     9 3  
Texas Tech   4 4     7 5  
Oklahoma State   3 5     5 6  
Oklahoma   3 5     5 6  
Baylor   1 7     2 9  
Championship: Texas A&M 36, Kansas State 33 
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. The 1998 Tigers had an overall record of 8-4 (5-3 in conference play), including a 34–31 win in the Insight.com Bowl over West Virginia at Tucson. They were members of the Big 12 Conference in the North Division. The team was coached by head coach Larry Smith. West Virginia took Missouri's spot in the Big 12 when the latter joined the SEC fourteen years later.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 56:30 pmBowling Green*W 37–048,971
September 122:30 pmKansasNo. 25
ABCW 41–2359,720
September 192:30 pmat No. 1 Ohio State*No. 19ABCL 14–3593,269
October 31:00 pmNorthwestern State*No. 25
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
W 35–1448,298
October 101:00 pmat Iowa StateNo. 21W 35–1938,756
October 171:00 pmOklahomadaggerNo. 20
W 20–661,586
October 2411:30 amat No. 7 NebraskaNo. 19FSNL 13–2076,425
October 311:00 pmat Texas TechNo. 18W 28–2641,378
November 711:30 amColoradoNo. 18
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
FSNW 38–1457,261
November 1411:30 amat No. 6 Texas A&MNo. 13FSNL 14–1760,433
November 212:30 pmNo. 2 Kansas StateNo. 19
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
ABCL 25–3168,174
December 267:00 pmvs. West Virginia*No. 23ESPNW 34–3136,147
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Rankings

See also: 1998 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV 25 21 25 23T 21 20 19 18 18 13 19 24 24 23 21 
Coaches Poll RV 25 19 24 21 21 19 18 21 19 15 23 25 RV RV 25 
BCS Not released 18 NR 13 19 NR NR NR Not released

Game summaries

Bowling Green

See also: 1998 Bowling Green Falcons football team

Kansas

See also: 1998 Kansas Jayhawks football team and Border War (Kansas–Missouri rivalry)

Ohio State

See also: 1998 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

#21 Missouri Tigers at #1 Ohio State Buckeyes
1 2 34Total
Missouri 0 14 0014
Ohio State 7 6 81435

at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

  • Date: September 19, 1998
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 80°, Sunny, wind 5 S
  • Game attendance: 93,269
  • Referee: J. Kemerling
  • TV: ABC
  • Box Score

Northwestern State

See also: Northwestern State Demons football

Iowa State

See also: 1998 Iowa State Cyclones football team

Oklahoma

See also: 1998 Oklahoma Sooners football team

Nebraska

See also: 1998 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

Texas Tech

See also: 1998 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

Colorado

See also: 1998 Colorado Buffaloes football team

Texas A&M

See also: 1998 Texas A&M Aggies football team

Kansas State

See also: 1998 Kansas State Wildcats football team

1998 Insight.com Bowl

See also: 1998 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

References