1998 Texas A&M Aggies football team

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1998 Texas A&M Aggies football
Big 12 champion
Big 12 South Division champion
Sugar Bowl, L 14–24 vs. Ohio State
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division South Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 11
1998 record 11–3 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coach R. C. Slocum (9th season)
Offensive coordinator Steve Kragthorpe (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz (2nd season)
Home stadium Kyle Field
(Capacity: 58,292)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big 12 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 Texas A&M Aggies football team completed the season with an 11–3 record. The Aggies had a regular season Big 12 Conference record of 7–1, followed by an upset win against Kansas State in the 1998 Big 12 title game. Because of this, the team was invited to the Sugar Bowl, where they lost to Ohio State 24-14.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM vs. No. 2 Florida State* No. 14 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) ABC L 14–23   59,232
September 12 7:30 PM Louisiana Tech* No. 18 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 28–7   55,073
September 19 1:00 PM at Southern Miss* No. 17 M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS FSNSW W 24–6   33,233
September 26 7:30 PM North Texas* No. 17 Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 28–9   56,072
October 3 11:30 AM at Kansas No. 18 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FSN W 24–21   36,000
October 10 2:30 PM No. 2 Nebraska No. 18 Kyle Field • College Station, TX ABC W 28–21   60,798
October 17 6:00 PM at Baylor No. 10 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX (Battle of the Brazos) FSN W 35–14   42,333
October 24 2:30 PM No. 25 Texas Tech No. 8 Kyle Field • College Station, TX (rivalry) ABC W 17–10   62,873
October 31 6:00 PM at Oklahoma State No. 8 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK FSN W 17–6   47,250
November 7 6:00 PM Oklahoma No. 7 Kyle Field • College Station, TX FX W 29–0   54,506
November 14 11:30 AM No. 13 Missouri No. 6 Kyle Field • College Station, TX FSN W 17–14   60,433
November 27 11:00 AM at Texas No. 6 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX (rivalry) ABC L 24–26   83,687
December 5 2:30 PM vs. No. 2 Kansas State No. 10 Trans World DomeSt. Louis, MO (Big 12 Championship) ABC W 36–33 2OT  60,798
January 1 7:00 PM vs. No. 3 Ohio State* No. 8 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 14–24   76,502
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

1998 Texas A&M Aggies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Branndon Stewart Sr
RB 8 Sirr Parker Sr
QB 15 Randy McCown Jr
RB 28 Ja'Mar Toombs Fr
RB 32 Burnest Rhodes So
RB 34 Dante Hall Jr
WR 42 Chris Taylor So
OL 62 Semisi Heimuli So
OL 71 Chris Valetta Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 73 Cameron Spikes Jr
OL 77 Seth McKinney So
OL 78 Andy Vincent
OL 79 Shea Holder
WR 80 Chris Cole Jr
WR 81 Matt Bumgardner So
TE 87 Derrick Spiller Sr
WR 88 Leroy Hodge Jr
TE 89 Daniel Campbell Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
SS 1 Michael Jameson So
OLB 2 Christian Rodriguez Fr
ILB 9 Dat Nguyen Sr
CB 18 Sedrick Curry So
OLB 23 Jason Glenn So
CB 26 Jay Brooks Redshirt.svg Fr
FS 30 Brandon Jennings Jr
CB 39 Jason Webster Jr
OLB 40 Roylin Bradley So
OLB 43 Warrick Holdman Sr
OLB 44 Sean Coryatt Jr
ILB 46 Cornelius Anthony So
SS 48 Rich Coady Sr
DE 95 Rocky Bernard So
DE 97 Lonnie Madison
DE 99 Ronald Flemons So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 6 Shane Lechler Jr
PK 37 Russell Bynum So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Game summaries[edit]

Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Texas A&M 0 14 0 0 14
#2 Florida State 10 0 10 3 23

Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Louisiana Tech 0 0 7 0 7
#18 Texas A&M 3 10 15 0 28

Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#17 Texas A&M 3 11 7 3 24
Southern Miss 0 0 0 6 6

North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 0 3 0 6 9
#17 Texas A&M 7 7 7 7 28

Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Texas A&M 14 0 3 7 24
Kansas 7 0 7 7 21

Dante Hall rushes for 177 yards.

Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Nebraska 0 7 0 14 21
#18 Texas A&M 7 7 7 7 28

This game began the Aggies' annual Maroon Out tradition.[1] A&M scored a dramatic upset at home over undefeated Nebraska. Two 100-yard rushers for the Aggies in Dante Hall(113) and Ja’mar Toombs(110).

Baylor[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Texas A&M 7 7 7 14 35
Baylor 0 0 7 7 14

Texas Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Texas Tech 3 7 0 0 10
#8 Texas A&M 7 7 0 3 17

Oklahoma State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Texas A&M 0 10 7 0 17
Oklahoma State 3 3 0 0 6

Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0
#7 Texas A&M 7 6 3 13 29

Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Missouri 0 7 0 7 14
#6 Texas A&M 0 6 0 11 17

Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Texas A&M 0 7 0 17 24
Texas 10 6 0 10 26

Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
#1 Kansas State 10 7 10 033 33
#10 Texas A&M 0 6 6 1536 36

Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Ohio State 21 3 0 0 24
#9 Texas A&M 7 0 7 0 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maroon Out: History". Texas A&M University. Retrieved July 28, 2018.