1998 Michigan Wolverines Football Team
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1998 Michigan Wolverines Football Team
1998 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Big Ten co-champion
Florida Citrus Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 12
1998 record10-3 (7-1 Big Ten)
Head coachLloyd Carr (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike DeBord (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Herrmann (2nd season)
Base defenseMultiple
MVPTai Streets
Captains
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 107,501)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Ohio State %+   7 1         11 1  
No. 6 Wisconsin $+   7 1         11 1  
No. 12 Michigan +   7 1         10 3  
No. 24 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
No. 17 Penn State   5 3         9 3  
Michigan State   4 4         6 6  
Minnesota   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 8  
Iowa   2 6         3 8  
Northwestern   0 8         3 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. The 1998 Wolverines finished the season with a 10-3 record (7-1 in the Big Ten) and defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks in the 1999 Florida Citrus Bowl. The team was ranked #12 in both the coaches and AP polls.

Entering 2019, this Michigan team is the last defending national champion in FBS football to lose their opening game (they lost their first two games for that matter).[1]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 52:30 p.m.at No. 22/NA Notre Dame*No. 5/NANBCL 20-3680,012
September 123:30 p.m.No. 19/18 Syracuse*No. 13/14ABCL 28-38111,012
September 1912:00 p.m.Eastern Michigan*
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPN+W 59-20110,438
September 2612:00 p.m.Michigan State
ABCW 29-17111,238
October 33:30 p.m.at IowaNo. 25/NRABCW 12-970,397
October 177:00 p.m.at NorthwesternESPNW 12-647,129
October 2412:00 p.m.Indianadagger
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPNW 21-10110,863
October 3112:00 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 22/22ESPNW 15-1041,310
November 712:00 p.m.No. 9/9 Penn StateNo. 22/22
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ABCW 27-0111,019
November 1412:00 p.m.No. 8/6 WisconsinNo. 15/16
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPNW 27-10111,217
November 2112:00 p.m.at No. 7/6 Ohio StateNo. 11/11ABCL 16-3194,339
November 289:30 p.m.at Hawaii*No. 15/16ESPN2W 48-1734,193
January 1, 19991:00 p.m.vs. No. 11/11 Arkansas*No. 15/15ABCW 45-3163,584

Roster

Season summary

Ohio State

Statistical achievements

The team earned the second consecutive Big Ten passing defense statistical championships for all games by holding opponents to 181.2 yards per game as well as the second consecutive championship for conference games by holding conference opponents to 139.2 yards per game.[2] They also ranked first in passing efficiency defense for both all games (49.9), while Ohio State led for conference games.[2] The team led the conference in total defense for conference games (244.6), while Ohio State led for all games.[2]

On November 21 against Ohio State, Tom Brady established the current Michigan record for single-game pass attempts (56), surpassing Scott Dreisbach's 52 set in 1995. In the same game, he surpassed Todd Collins' single-game pass completions record of 29 with 31, a record he would go on to surpass himself later in his career. That day, he also established the single-game passing yards record (375), surpassing Dreisbach's 372 set in 1995 with a record that would be broken by John Navarre in 2003. Brady set several other records: single-season pass attempts record (350), surpassing Brian Griese's 307 set in 1997 and broken by Navarre in 2001; single-season completions (214), surpassing Griese's 193 set in 1997 and tied by himself the following season and broken by Navarre in 2002. He tied 1986 Jim Harbaugh's single-season 200-yard game output of 8, a record broken by Navarre in 2002.[3]

Draft

The following players were selected in the 1999 NFL Draft:

Awards and honors

The individuals in the sections below earned recognition for meritorious performances.[4][5]

National

Conference

Team

  • Co-captains: Jon Jansen, Juaquin Feazell
  • Most Valuable Player: Tai Streets
  • Meyer Morton Award: Tai Streets
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Maurice Williams
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Dhani Jones
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Rob Renes
  • Dick Katcher Award: Rob Renes
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Jon Jansen
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Mark Campbell
  • Roger Zatkoff Award: Sam Sword

Coaching staff

References

  1. ^ "College Football Roundup: Auburn Escapes, Notre Dame/Michigan Deal With Lighting, Ohio State Wins". International Business Times. 2011-09-03. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 57. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 120-123. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "1998 Football Team". The Regents of the University of Michigan. April 9, 2007. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. pp. 70-82. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ "Michigan's Academic All-Americans". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 2010-07-18. Retrieved 2010.

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