1998 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team

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1998 Eastern Michigan Eagles football
Eastern Michigan Eagles logo.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West
1998 record 3–8 (3–6 MAC)
Head coach Rick Rasnick (4th season)
MVP L.J. Shelton
Captain L.J. Shelton, Justin Ventura, Derek Vitatoe
Home stadium Rynearson Stadium
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall xy$   7 1         12 1  
Miami x   7 1         10 1  
Bowling Green   5 3         5 6  
Ohio   5 3         5 6  
Akron   3 6         4 7  
Kent State   0 8         0 11  
West Division
Toledo x   6 2         7 5  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 4  
Central Michigan   5 3         6 5  
Eastern Michigan   3 6         3 8  
Northern Illinois   2 6         2 9  
Ball State   1 7         1 10  
Championship: Marshall 23, Toledo 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team represented Eastern Michigan University in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth season under head coach Rick Rasnick, the Eagles compiled a 3–8 record (3–6 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference, and were outscored by their opponents, 309 to 216.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Walter Church with 2,650 passing yards, Eric Powell with 473 rushing yards, and Jermaine Sheffield with 953 receiving yards.[3] L. J. Shelton received the team's most valuable player award.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 3Northern Iowa*L 10–13
September 12at Ball StateW 13–7
September 19at Michigan*L 20–59
September 26Marshall
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 23–26
October 3at Kent StateW 26–17
October 10Central Michigan (rivalry)dagger
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 23–36(OT)
October 17at Western MichiganL 35–45
October 24Northern Illinois
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 14–26
November 7at OhioL 21–49
November 14at Akron*L 21–24
November 21Toledo
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 10–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 Eastern Michigan Eagles Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 167, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1998 Eastern Michigan Eagles Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 146.