1998 BYU Cougars football team

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1998 BYU Cougars football
WAC Pacific Division co-champion
Liberty Bowl, L 27–41 vs. Tulane
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Division Pacific
1998 record 9–5 (7–1 WAC)
Head coach LaVell Edwards (27th season)
Home stadium Cougar Stadium
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
No. 13 Air Force x$   7 1         12 1  
Wyoming   6 2         8 3  
Colorado State   5 3         8 4  
Rice   5 3         5 6  
TCU   4 4         7 5  
Tulsa   2 6         4 7  
SMU   1 1         0 1  
UNLV   0 8         0 11  
Pacific Division
BYU xy   7 1         9 5  
San Diego State x   7 1         7 5  
Utah   5 3         7 4  
Fresno State   5 3         5 6  
San Jose State   3 5         4 8  
UTEP   3 5         3 8  
New Mexico   1 7         3 9  
Hawaii   0 8         0 12  
Championship: Air Force 20, BYU 13
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The Cougars were led by 27th-year head coach LaVell Edwards and played their home games at Cougar Stadium in Provo, Utah. The team competed as members of the Western Athletic Conference, winning a share of the Pacific Division title with a conference record of 7–1. The Cougars advanced to the 1998 WAC Championship Game over division co-champion San Diego State due to a head-to-head victory. After losing to Air Force in the conference championship game, BYU was invited to the 1998 Liberty Bowl, where they were defeated by the undefeated Tulane Green Wave. This was BYU's last season in the WAC before joining the Mountain West Conference in 1999.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 5at Alabama*L 31–38 
September 12No. 14 Arizona State*W 26–6 
September 19at No. 9 Washington*L 10–20 
September 26Murray State*
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
W 43–9 
October 3at Fresno StateL 21–31 
October 10UNLV
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
W 38–14 
October 17at HawaiiW 31–9 
October 24San Jose State
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
W 46–43 
October 29San Diego State
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
W 13–0 
November 7New Mexico
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
W 46–21 
November 14at UTEPW 31–14 
November 21at UtahW 26–24 
December 5vs. No. 17 Air ForceL 13–20 
December 31vs. No. 10 Tulane*L 27–41 
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 Brigham Young Cougars Schedule and Results". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 5, 2018.