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1998 Big East Conference Year Summary

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Record: 47-45, .511 W-L% (6th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 1.92 (6th of 11) ▪ SOS: 0.97 (6th of 11)

Conference Champion: Syracuse

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Syracuse and West Virginia)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Miami (FL), Syracuse and Virginia Tech)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Syracuse 8 4 .667 6 1 .857 39.8 25.0 11.20 3.62
Miami (FL) 9 3 .750 5 2 .714 37.3 24.8 11.94 0.94
Virginia Tech 9 3 .750 5 2 .714 31.8 12.4 13.27 0.19
West Virginia 8 4 .667 5 2 .714 34.2 22.3 11.04 1.54
Boston College 4 7 .364 3 4 .429 24.8 28.3 -1.73 2.64
Rutgers 5 6 .455 2 5 .286 18.7 34.2 -8.44 -0.25
Temple 2 9 .182 2 5 .286 18.0 32.7 -13.18 -1.45
Pittsburgh 2 9 .182 0 7 .000 21.3 30.4 -8.74 0.54

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Miami (FL)                 25 24 24 22 19   24 20
Virginia Tech       21 19 17 14 23 20 15 16 23 20 25   23
Syracuse 17 19 13 12 11 24 23 21 17 15   24 21 18 18 25
West Virginia 11 20 19 19 16 16 15 13 21              

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1999-01-02 Orange Bowl Florida 31 Syracuse 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1998-12-29 Micron PC Bowl Miami (FL) 46 North Carolina State 23 Micron PC Bowl (Miami, FL)
1998-12-29 Music City Bowl Virginia Tech 38 Alabama 7 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
1998-12-26 Insight Bowl Missouri 34 West Virginia 31 Insight Bowl (Tucson, AZ)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Marc Bulger* (West Virginia) 65.4
2. Donovan McNabb (Syracuse) 62.5
3. Scott Mutryn (Boston College) 59.8
4. Scott Covington (Miami (FL)) 58.9
5. Matt Lytle (Pittsburgh) 52.0
6. Mike McMahon (Rutgers) 51.8

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Marc Bulger* (West Virginia) 8.6
2. Scott Covington (Miami (FL)) 8.5
3. Donovan McNabb (Syracuse) 8.5
4. Mike McMahon (Rutgers) 8.0
5. Scott Mutryn (Boston College) 7.8
6. Matt Lytle (Pittsburgh) 6.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Donovan McNabb (Syracuse) 9.4
2. Marc Bulger* (West Virginia) 9.0
3. Scott Covington (Miami (FL)) 8.6
4. Scott Mutryn (Boston College) 6.9
5. Mike McMahon (Rutgers) 6.2
6. Matt Lytle (Pittsburgh) 5.8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Donovan McNabb (Syracuse) 158.9
2. Marc Bulger* (West Virginia) 157.3
3. Scott Covington (Miami (FL)) 147.8
4. Scott Mutryn (Boston College) 131.1
5. Mike McMahon (Rutgers) 121.6
6. Matt Lytle (Pittsburgh) 117.5

Total Yards Per Play

1. Marc Bulger* (West Virginia) 7.8

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Ricky Hall (Virginia Tech) 2

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Kevin Johnson (Syracuse) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Reggie Stephens (Rutgers) 2