1998 Florida Gators football team
|1998 Florida Gators football|
Orange Bowl champion
|1998 record||10–2 (7–1 SEC)|
|Head coach||Steve Spurrier (9th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Steve Spurrier|
|Defensive coordinator||Bob Stoops (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium|
|1998 Southeastern Conference football standings|
|No. 1 Tennessee x$#||8||–||0||13||–||0|
|No. 5 Florida %||7||–||1||10||–||2|
|No. 14 Georgia||6||–||2||9||–||3|
|Mississippi State xy||6||–||2||8||–||5|
|No. 16 Arkansas x||6||–||2||9||–||3|
|Championship: Tennessee 24, Mississippi State 14|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1998 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season was the Florida Gators football team's ninth under head coach Steve Spurrier. Spurrier's 1998 Florida Gators compiled an overall record of 10–2 and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 7–1, placing second among the six teams of the SEC Eastern Division.
|September 5||The Citadel*||No. 3||PPV||W 49–10||85,061|
|September 12||Northeast Louisiana*||No. 3||PPV||W 42–10||85,228|
|September 19||at No. 6 Tennessee||No. 2||CBS||L 17–20 OT||107,653|
|September 26||No. 25 Kentucky||No. 8||CBS||W 51–35||85,011|
|October 3||at Alabama||No. 8||JPS||W 16–10||83,818|
|October 10||No. 11 LSU||No. 6||ESPN||W 22–10||85,404|
|October 17||Auburn||No. 5||CBS||W 24–3||85,557|
|October 31||vs. No. 11 Georgia||No. 5||CBS||W 38–7||84,321|
|November 7||at Vanderbilt||No. 5||W 45–13||33,576|
|November 14||South Carolina||No. 4||JPS||W 33–14||85,528|
|November 21||at No. 5 Florida State*||No. 4||ABC||L 12–23||81,614|
|January 2, 1999||vs. No. 18 Syracuse*||No. 7||ABC||W 31–10||67,919|
Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.
- University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 1998 Football Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.