1998 Kentucky Wildcats Football Team
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1998 Kentucky Wildcats Football Team
1998 Kentucky Wildcats football
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Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
1998 record 7-5 (4-4 SEC)
Head coach Hal Mumme (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Leach (2nd season)
Offensive scheme Air raid
Home stadium Commonwealth Stadium
(Capacity: 55,453)
Seasons
1997
1999 ->
1998 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 1 Tennessee x$#   8 - 0         13 - 0  
No. 5 Florida  %   7 - 1         10 - 2  
No. 14 Georgia   6 - 2         9 - 3  
Kentucky   4 - 4         7 - 5  
Vanderbilt   1 - 7         2 - 9  
South Carolina   0 - 8         1 - 10  
Western Division
Mississippi State xy   6 - 2         8 - 5  
No. 16 Arkansas x   6 - 2         9 - 3  
Alabama   4 - 4         7 - 5  
Ole Miss   3 - 5         7 - 5  
LSU   2 - 6         4 - 7  
Auburn   1 - 7         3 - 8  
Championship: Tennessee 24, Mississippi State 14
  • # - BCS National Champion
  • $ - BCS representative as conference champion
  • % - BCS at-large representative
  • x - Division champion/co-champions
  • y - Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. Quarterback Tim Couch was the first pick overall in the 1999 NFL Draft.

Season

Couch led Kentucky to seven wins, including a win on the road at #21 LSU and a spot in the 1999 Outback Bowl, where Couch completed 30 of 48 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns, though Kentucky lost to Penn State, 26-14. In the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry, the Wildcats beat the Cardinals to claim the Governor's Cup. In the Border Battle, Tennessee beat Kentucky by a score of 59-21 to claim the Beer Barrel.[1]

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 3:00 PM at Louisville* Papa John's Cardinal Stadium o Louisville, Kentucky (Battle for the Governor's Cup) FSN W 68-34   42,643
September 12 1:30 PM Eastern Kentucky* Commonwealth Stadium o Lexington, Kentucky W 52-7   57,776
September 19 1:30 PM Indiana* Commonwealth Stadium o Lexington, Kentucky W 31-27   57,788
September 26 3:30 PM at No. 8 Florida No. 25 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium o Gainesville, Florida CBS L 35-51   85,011
October 3 6:00 PM at No. 22 Arkansas War Memorial Stadium o Little Rock, Arkansas ESPN2 L 20-27   55,782
October 10 7:00 PM South Carolinadagger Commonwealth Stadium o Lexington, Kentucky W 33-28   57,739
October 17 9:00 PM at No. 21 LSU Tiger Stadium o Baton Rouge, Louisiana ESPN2 W 39-36   80,524
October 24 12:30 PM No. 11 Georgia Commonwealth Stadium o Lexington, Kentucky JPS L 26-28   57,838
November 7 6:00 PM Mississippi State Commonwealth Stadium o Lexington, Kentucky (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 37-35   57,760
November 14 1:30 PM Vanderbilt Commonwealth Stadium o Lexington, Kentucky (Rivalry) W 55-17   57,521
November 21 12:30 PM at No. 1 Tennessee Neyland Stadium o Knoxville, Tennessee (Battle for the Barrel) CBS L 21-59   107,252
January 1 11:00 AM vs. No. 20 Penn State* Raymond James Stadium o Tampa, Florida (Outback Bowl) ESPN L 14-26   66,005
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

1999 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Tim Couch Quarterback 1 1 Cleveland Browns

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References


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