1998 Football Season Wrap-up

December 21, 1998


Date: Dec. 21, 1998Wyoming Football Contacts:Kevin McKinney, Sports Information DirectorTim Harkins, Assistant Sports Information Director

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The Wyoming Cowboys (8-3, 6-2 in the WAC Mountain)

1998 Results

Wyoming CowboysDate Opponent Result Sept. 12 Montana State (KTWO-TV) W 17-9 Sept. 19 at Georgia (FOX Sports South / KTWO-TV) L 9-16Sept. 26 Louisiana Tech W 31-19 Oct. 3 Utah* W 27-24 Oct. 10 SMU* (KTWO-TV) W 12-7 Oct. 17 at UNLV* W 28-25 (ot) Oct. 24 Rice* W 34-24 Oct. 31 at TCU* (ESPN2) W 34-27 Nov. 7 at CSU* (ESPN2) W 27-19 Nov. 14 Air Force* L 3-10 Nov. 21 at Tulsa* (KTWO-TV) L 0-35 *WAC games.

Wyoming Head Coach: Dana Dimel (Kansas State '86) Overall Head-Coaching Record 16-8 (.667), 2nd year Record at Wyoming SameCaptains: Wyoming's 1998 captains are seniors #13 Brian Brown, MLB; #63Demetrius Hamilton, OT; #44 Zach Keiter, WSLB; #41 Aron Langley, P; #51 JeffSmith, C; and #21 Greg Van Leer, SS.

Wyoming Finishes Second in 1998 WAC Mountain Division Race: The 1998 seasonsaw the Wyoming Cowboys finish second in the Western Athletic Conference.The Pokes ended the season with a 6-2 conference mark, and an 8-3 overallrecord. In the league, Wyoming lost to Division Champion Air Force andTulsa. Two of Wyoming's losses on the season came to Top 25 ranked AirForce and Georgia.1998 WAC Mountain Division WAC Games All Games W L Pct. W L Pct. Air Force 7 1 .875 11 1 .917Wyoming 6 2 .750 8 3 .827Rice 5 3 .625 5 6 .455Colorado State 5 3 .625 8 4 .667SMU 4 4 .500 5 7 .417TCU 4 4 .500 6 5 .545Tulsa 2 6 .250 4 7 .364UNLV 0 8 .000 0 11 .000

After 37 Seasons, the 1998 Football Season Marked the Final WAC Season forthe Cowboys: The Wyoming Cowboys saw a 37-year era come to an end thisfootball season when Wyoming became one of eight schools which decided toleave the Western Athletic Conference to form the Mountain West Conferencebeginning in the 1999-2000 season. Wyoming was one of the original founding members to form the WAC, which began play in the 1962-63 season. Those original founding members were: Wyoming, Arizona, Arizona State, Brigham Young, New Mexico and Utah. The new Mountain West Conference will beginplay in the fall of 1999 with the following eight universities: Wyoming, Air Force, Brigham Young,Colorado State, UNLV, New Mexico, San DiegoState and Utah.

Young Cowboy Squad Posts 8-3 Record, Surprising Many in '98 Season

There weren't many who gave the Wyoming Cowboys much of a chance inthe Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division as the 1998 seasonunfolded. After all, the Cowboys had a sophomore quarterback running theoffense, and a two deep dominated by underclassmen. Most felt that Dana Dimel's second edition was at least a year awayfrom being successful. But somebody forgot to tell the young Cowboys that. Withoutstanding senior leadership, and an ability to win close games, Wyomingfinished the year with an 8-3 overall mark, and a 6-2 Mountain Divisionrecord for second place. In fact, they were oh so close to winning thetitle in a race that came right down to the wire. As it turned out, Wyoming could have won the title in War MemorialStadium on their second-to-last game of the season when it hosted Air Force.But, the Cowboys lost a heartbreaking 10-3 thriller to the Falcons, theeventual WAC champion, in a classic battle. Wyoming's season record marked the fifth time in the decade of the90's that it has won at least eight games in a season. The effort was thethird best mark produced by a 90's Cowboy team to date. The 1990 team went9-4, and the 1996 team was 10-2. "We were that close to the championship," Dimel said. " We were oneor two plays away from beating Air Force, playing for the championship, andbeing in a Bowl game. But it didn't happen that way, and we must workharder to make it happen next season. "Certainly we would have liked the last two seasons to have endedmore favorably, but we're happy with what was accomplished this year, andwhere our program is. We have a lot of good young players in this program,and they are good people. "We were just a couple of plays away from getting to the title gamethis year, but we didn't make those plays. Despite that, our guys aretalking about next year, and winning a title. That tells me a lot about ourkids." And, those "kids" produced a wagon load of great plays, greatseasons, and in the case of 17 seniors, great careers. Offensively, it all started with Jay Stoner, a sophomore who hadreceived his baptism of fire the previous season as a starter. He startedthe final seven games as a redshirt freshman, and started all 11 as asophomore. In '98, the native of Colorado Springs operated the offense like onefar beyond his years. He finished the season throwing for 2,373 yards and11 touchdowns. He is now sixth on the career passing list with 4,263 yards.

Stoner had plenty of targets to throw to, 13 different receiverscaught passes. But none were more effective than Wendell Montgomery, thejunior from Arvada, Colo. With 789 yards on 57 catches, Montgomery is nowthird on Wyoming's career receiving yards list behind a pair of great ones,Marcus Harris and Ryan Yarborough. His 57 catches lifted him to fifth onthe career receptions list, and he earned First Team All-WAC MountainDivision honors. The man who carried the Cowboys by land was senior running backMarques Brigham, who posted an outstanding final season. He rushed for1,114 yards, the ninth Cowboy to ever rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Sixtimes during the year he rushed for 100 yards or more. He also scored ninetouchdowns. He finished as only the seventh Cowboy to rush for over 2,000yards in his career, and he finished seventh on Wyoming's career list intouchdowns scored with 25.

Brigham joined Montgomery and senior tight end Julian Hooker asFirst Team All-WAC Mountain Division selections on offense. Stoner andsenior offensive lineman Jeff Smith earned Second Team accolades. Defensively, there were many stars. Senior safety Greg Van Leer wasa great leader, and produced an outstanding season with 66 total tackles,second on the team, and led the team in interceptions with four. His safetyrunning mate, sophomore Al Rich finished the year as the team's leadingtackler with 74 stops. Rich also intercepted two passes, and was UW'srepresentative on the All-WAC Mountain Division First Team defensive unit. Sophomore nose tackle Jeff Boyle also had a sensational season.Boyle, one of the strongest members of the team, finished fourth in totaltackles with 57. He also had two sacks and five tackles for losses.Sophomore "Bandit" Patrick Chukwurah led the team in sacks with seven andtackles for loss with 11. But the guy who made Wyoming's defense tough was senior middlelinebacker Brian Brown. Although hampered with a hamstring injury down thestretch--he missed a game and a half--Brown still finished third on the teamin total tackles with 64. He also had five tackles for losses. The consummate student-athlete, Brown earned GTE First Team AcademicAll-America honors his senior season, and ended his Wyoming career rankedNo. 7 in career tackles with 303. Brown, Boyle and cornerback Robbie Duncan all earned Second TeamAll-WAC Mountain Division honors on defense, to go along with Rich's FirstTeam selection. In keeping with the great Wyoming tradition, the Cowboys producedoutstanding special teams. Senior Aron Langley, who was selected to theHula Bowl All-Star game, averaged 43.4 yards per punt on 54 kicks, rankinghim 14th in the nation. Redshirt sophomore AaronElling took over the place-kicking duties and proved to be another in a longline of outstanding kickers. He made 16 out of 20 field-goal attempts andconverted 21 of 22 extra points. He led the team in scoring with 69 points,and ranked 16th in the nation in field goals. The season offered team challenges all year, but nothing bigger thanthe second game of the season at Georgia. After an opening season win athome over Montana State, the Cowboys travelled to the South to play "Betweenthe Hedges," against the No. 12 ranked Georgia Bulldogs. Wyoming was an 18-point underdog heading in, and the way the gamebegan, it appeared Georgia would win by all of that, and maybe more. Intheir first two possessions, the Bulldogs scored twice, a field goal and atouchdown run. But once they settled into the game, the Cowboys played on eventerms with Georgia, shutting the Bulldogs out in the second half. And,although they lost the game 16-9, the Cowboys proved they could play withanyone while gaining a tremendous amount of confidence. After a convincing win over high-octane Louisiana Tech, the Cowboysfaced their next big hurdle, the University of Utah, at Laramie. Aftertaking an early 14-7 lead, the Cowboys gave up 17 unanswered points, andfound themselves down 24-14 early in the third quarter. But the defenseallowed just three points in the second half, while the offense came up withsix in the third and seven in the fourth, and the Cowboys came back to win27-24. It was a big game because it served as a catalyst for the remainderof the season.

Home wins over SMU and Rice, and an overtime victory at UNLV, setthe Cowboys on a five-game roll as they headed into the toughest portion ofthe schedule. . .road games at TCU, Colorado State, and Tulsa with a biggame versus Air Force at home sandwiched in between. In the TCU game, the Cowboys again found themselves behind late inthe second quarter, 17-7. But the Cowboys tied it right before half on a54-yard field goal by Elling and a 58-yard pass interception for a touchdownby cornerback Robbie Duncan. Late in the fourth quarter, the Pokes led34-17, before allowing a couple of last-second scores, and won 34-27. The CSU game at Ft. Collins, like the TCU game the week before waswatched by an ESPN2 national audience, and was a classic, in a classicrivalry. In probably their best half of the season, the Cowboys totallydominated the favored Rams, taking a 24-6 halftime lead, and cruised therest of the way for a 27-19 win. Having earned a No. 25 national ranking, the Cowboys returned hometo host the nation's 20th-ranked Air Force Falcons. If the Cowboys couldprevail, they would win the Mountain Division title outright. The game was a classic defensive battle. Neither team scored in thefirst half. Air Force finally broke the ice on its first drive of the thirdperiod, scoring a touchdown on a 64-yard drive. The Cowboys answered with afield goal late in the period to cut the margin to 7-3. But the Falconsadded a field goal midway through the final period, and made the 10 pointsstand for a 10-3 victory. It was a heartbreaking defeat for the Cowboys infront of the largest crowd of the year, just under 30,000. Due in part to that defeat, the Cowboys travelled to Tulsa for thelast game of the season, and unfortunately had their poorest outing inlosing to a fired-up Tulsa team, 35-0.

1998 WAC and NCAA Statistical Rankings: Here is a listing of where the 1998Cowboys ranked in the final NCAA and Western Athletic Conference statistics.

Wyoming Team Rankings NCAA Ranking WAC RankingRushing Offense (125.9 yards/game) 83rd 14thPassing Offense (225.6 yards/game) 39th 3rdTotal Offense (351.5 yards/game) 67th 9thScoring Offense (20.2 points/game) 86th 12th

Rushing Defense (181.5 yards/game) 85th 10thPassing Defense (111.71 rating) 35th 7thTotal Defense (366.7 yards/game) 57th 10th Scoring Defense (19.6 points/game) 28th 3rd

Net Punting (38.5 yards/punt) 16th 2ndPunt Returns (7.4 yards/return) 77th 13thKickoff Returns (17.8 yards/return) 101st 16th

QB Sacks By (2.3 sacks/game) NA* 7th *The NCAA doesn't officially rank quarterback sacks.Turnover Margin (+7, +0.64 per game) 21st 3rdFewest Penalty Yards (51.6 yards/game) NA 7th3rd Down Conversion Offense (.345) NA 7th3rd Down Conversion Defense (.307) NA 2nd

Individual Rankings NCAA Ranking WAC RankingRushingMarques Brigham (101.3 yards/game) 27th 3rdPassing EfficiencyJay Stoner (126.15 rating) 40th 4thTotal OffenseJay Stoner (216.1 yards/game) 34th 2ndMarques Brigham (101.3 yards/game) NA 15thReceiving YardsWendell Montgomery(71.7 yards/game) NA 2ndKofi Shuck (50.8 yards/game) NA 14thReceptionsWendell Montgomery (5.2 rec./game) 47th 2ndAll-Purpose YardageMarques Brigham (105.0 yards/game) NA 11thScoringAaron Elling (6.36 points/game) NA 6thMarques Brigham (4.91 points/game) NA 14thField GoalsAaron Elling (1.5 field goals/game) 16th 3rdPuntingAron Langley (43.4 yards/punt) 14th 3rdInterceptionsGreg Van Leer (0.36 int./game) 27th 4thRobbie Duncan (0.22 int./game) NA 19thQuarterback SacksPatrick Chukwurah (0.64 sacks/game) NA 6thFumbles RecoveredBrian Van Emmerik (0.27 per game) NA 2nd

How They've Scored: Here is how the Cowboys and their opponents scoredduring the 1998 season. UW Opp. Rushing TDs 12 14Passing TDs 11 11Field Goals 16 12Kick Extra Points 22 17Two-Point Extra Points 1 0Offensive Points Scored 210 203Defensive Points Scored 6 12Special Teams Points 6 0Total Points Scored 222 215

Cowboy Sports Network to Broadcast Cowboys on Radio: The 1998 WyomingFootball season will be broadcast live on the Cowboy Sports Network. The24-station network will carry all the Cowboy games, home and away. KFBC Radio in Cheyenne, Wyo., is the flagship station for thenetwork. Once again bringing the play-by-play description of Cowboy games toPoke fans will be six-time Wyoming "Sportscaster of the Year" Dave Walsh.Walsh is entering his 15th year as "Voice of the Cowboys." Joining Walsh in the booth this year as color analyst is longtimeCowboy basketball broadcaster and UW Sports Information Director KevinMcKinney. Dave Montgomery will serve as executive producer, and J.D. Harris isthe studio host.

TV Schedule Announced by UW and KTWO-TV : The 1998 Wyoming Footballtelevision schedule has been announced by UW Athletics Director Lee Moon andKTWO-TV of Casper, Wyo. KTWO-TV will televise four games during the 1998season. For every game but the Georgia game, longtime K2 sports directorGeorge Kay will serve as play-by-play announcer and K2 sportscaster FrankGambino will add color commentary. FOX Sports South is providing KTWO-TVwith coverage of the Georgia game. Here is the scheduled list of TV games. Sept. 12 Montana State (KTWO-TV) Sept. 19 at Georgia (KTWO-TV) Oct. 10 SMU (KTWO-TV) Oct. 31 at TCU (ESPN2) Nov. 7 at CSU (ESPN2) Nov. 21 at Tulsa (KTWO-TV)

Dana Dimel Radio Coach's Show: The Dana Dimel Radio Coach's Show will airevery Tuesday at 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. The show will beoriginated by KFBC-Radio of Cheyenne and will be carried on Cowboy SportsNetwork affiliate stations throughout the season. The show will be hostedby the "Voice of the Cowboys" Dave Walsh.

Dana Dimel Television Coach's Show: The Dana Dimel Television Coach's Showwill be televised by KTWO-TV each Sunday at 5:30 p.m. beginning Sunday,Sept. 13. Head football coach Dana Dimel and Dave Walsh will review thepast week in Cowboy Football and will take a look ahead to the upcomingweek's game.

1998 Cowboys Week-by-Week in the National Polls: The Wyoming Cowboys areranked No. 31 in this week's Associated Press Media Poll and No. 36 in theESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll. Wyoming received eight points in theAssociated Press Media Poll for 31st. UW received 4 points in the ESPN/USAToday Coaches' Poll to rank 36th. Here is where the Pokes have ranked in the national polls thisseason.Date of Poll Associated Press ESPN/USA Today Coaches' PollSept. 27 Not ranked Tied for No. 44 (One points)Oct. 4 No. 37 (Two points) Tied for No. 37 (Four points)Oct. 11 Tied for No. 33 (Four points) No. 34 (13 points)Oct. 18 Tied for No. 34 (Five points) No. 34 (15 points)Oct. 25 No. 31 (28 points) No. 32 (38 points)Nov. 1 No. 27 (30 points) No. 27 (55 points)Nov. 8 No. 25 (69 points) No. 25 (97 points)Nov. 15 No. 30 (10 points) No. 30 (33 points)Nov. 22 No. 31 (8 points) No. 36 (4 points)Nov. 29 No. 37 (1 point)Dec. 6 No. 37 (1 point)

New York Times Computer Rankings: The Wyoming Cowboys were ranked as highas No. 12 in this year's New York Times Computer Rankings. That highranking came on Nov. 9. The New York Times ranking is based on an analysisof a team's scores based on three factors: (1) who won, (2) by what marginand (3) against what quality of opposition. Recent games count more thanearlier games.Date of Poll New York Times Computer RankingsOct. 5 No. 17Oct. 12 No. 21Oct. 19 No. 23Oct. 26 No. 20Nov. 2 No. 18Nov. 9 No. 12Nov. 16 No. 13Nov. 23 Not ranked

Wyoming Cowboys Earn All-WAC Honors: Several Wyoming Cowboys were voted byWAC coaches to the 1998 All-WAC Mountain Division squad. Here are thehonored Cowboys.First Team Second Team Others Receiving VotesMarques Brigham, Sr., RB Jeff Boyle, So., NG Patrick Chukwurah, So., DEJulian Hooker, Sr., TE Brian Brown, Sr., MLB Dan Delcorio, Jr., OGWendell Montgomery, Jr., WR Robbie Duncan, Jr., CB Aaron Elling, So., PKAl Rich, So., FS Jeff Smith, Sr., OL Aron Langley, Sr., P Jay Stoner, So., QB Kofi Shuck, Jr., WR Greg Van Leer, Sr., SS

Cowboys End WAC Era as the Second-Winningest Program: The University ofWyoming ended its rich football history in the Western Athletic Conferencewith the conclusion of the 1998 season. UW has won the second most WAC championships in league history withseven, and has won the second most games in WAC history with 146. Only BYUhas more conference wins and more championships. Here is a breakdown of Wyoming's WAC record.

Wyoming's All-Time WAC Record WAC Record 146-116- 1 (.557)

Wyoming's WAC Tradition Wyoming is 146-116-1 (.557) in WAC games since joining the league as acharter member in 1962. The Cowboys rank second in WAC history in careerwins with 146 and in WAC football championships with seven: 1966, '67, '68,'76, '87, '88 and '93.

Comeback Cowboys: In five consecutive games this season, the WyomingCowboys came back to win games in which they trailed. Here are Wyoming's come-from-behind victories.Game When Wyoming Trailedvs. Utah *UW trailed 14-21 (Half) *UW trailed 14-24 (3rd Quarter) *UW won 27-24vs. SMU *UW trailed 3-7 (2nd Quarter) *UW trailed 6-7 (Half) *UW won 12-7vs. UNLV *UW trailed 7-10 (Half) *UW trailed 7-16 (3rd Quarter) *UW won 28-25 in overtimevs. Rice *UW trailed 0-3 (1st Quarter) *UW won 34-24vs. TCU *UW trailed 7-17 (2nd Quarter) *UW won 34-27

Big Play Cowboys: Throughout the 1998 season, the Wyoming Cowboys came upwith big plays in critical situations. Here is a collection of some of thebiggest.Game Big Playvs. La. Tech *51-yard TD pass, Jay Stoner to Julian Hookervs. Utah *42-yard FG, Aaron Elling *46-yard FG, Aaron Ellingvs. UNLV *74-yard TD pass, Jay Stoner to Julian Hookervs. Rice *34-yard Blocked punt return for TD,Greg Van Leer *41-yard FG, Aaron Ellingvs. TCU *69-yard TD pass, Jay Stoner to Kofi Shuck *54-yard FG, Aaron Elling *58-yard Interception return for TD, Robbie Duncan *71-yard TD run,M. Brighamvs. CSU *66-yard pass from Jay Stoner to W. Montgomery to set up UW's first TD *41-yard pass from Jay Stoner to Kofi Shuck leading to UW's final FG

Brigham Averages Over 100 Yards Per Game for 1998 Season: Senior MarquesBrigham averaged over 100 yards rushing per game for the 1998 season. Heaveraged 101.3 yards per game. The last Wyoming running back to average 100yards per game in a season was Ryan Christopherson in the 1994 season.Christopherson averaged 121.3 yards per game in 1994.

Dimel's Coaching Record Among Best Starts in Wyoming History: Second-yearCowboy head coach Dana Dimel has gotten off to one of the best coachingstarts in University of Wyoming school history. Dimel ended his secondseason at UW with a 16-8 (.667) record through his first 24 games. The onlyUW football coach to exceed that record through their first 24 games wasPaul Roach, who posted a 20-4 (.833) record. Here is a comparison of other Cowboy coaching records in the modernera (following World War II) through their first 24 games as UW head coach. Record Through First 24 Games Coach Years as Wyoming Head Coach1. Paul Roach 1987-90 20-4 (.833) (Retired Wyoming A.D. & Coach)2. Dana Dimel 1997-Present 16-8 (.667) (Current UW Head Coach)3. Bob Devaney 1957-61 14-7-3 (.646) (The late Nebraska Coach)4. Lloyd Eaton 1962-70 15-9 (.625)5. Phil Dickens 1953-56 14-9-1(.604)6. Al Kincaid 1981-85 14-10 (.583) Bowden Wyatt 1947-52 14-10 (.583)8. Fred Akers 1975-76 10-13 (.435)* (Former Texas and Purdue Coach)9. Fritz Shurmur 1971-74 10-14 (.417) (Current Green Bay Def. Coord.)10. Joe Tiller 1991-96 9-14-1 (.396) (Current Purdue Head Coach) Bill Lewis 1977-79 9-14-1 (.396) (Former Ga. Tech Head Coach)*Fred Akers only coached 23 games as Wyoming head coach.

Marques Brigham Becomes Only the Second Cowboy in History to Rush for Over2,600 Career Yards: Senior Marques Brigham (Aurora, Colo.) ran for 88 yardsin the regular-season finale at Tulsa on Nov. 21, pushing his career rushingtotal to 2,605 yards -- only the second Cowboy to rush for over 2,600 yards.His 88 yards also pushed his 1998 season total to 1,114 yards rushing,making him only the ninth Cowboy in school history to rush for over 1,000yards in a single season. Brigham enjoyed his sixth 100-yard rushing day of the year, andfifth consecutive, when he ran for 145 yards in the 34-27 victory over TCUon Halloween. Brigham also ran for 145 yards in a 34-24 win over RIce onOct. 24, 144 yards in a 28-25 overtime win over UNLV on Oct. 17, 114 yardsin a 12-7 victory over SMU on Oct. 10, 106 yards in a 27-24 win over Utah onOct. 3 and 151 yards in the season opener against Montana State. His 595 carries ranks No. 1 in school history, outdistancing formerCowboy Ryan Christopherson, who carried the ball 585 times during his careerat UW from 1991-94. Brigham also ended his career No. 7 on the Wyoming career chart intouchdowns scored. He has nine TDs this season and 25 TDs for his career. Here is a list of Wyoming Top 10 career rushers and Top 10 touchdownmakers.Career Rushing YardsRank Player Years Yards Att. Avg./Att. TDS1. Ryan Christopherson 1991-94 2,906 585 5.0 192. Marques Brigham 1995-98 2,605 595 4.4 253. Gerald Abraham 1984-87 2,278 456 5.0 174. Kevin Lowe 1981-84 2,188 327 6.7 265. Walt Goffigan 1980-83 2,167 448 4.8 266. Dabby Dawson 1988-89 2,124 333 6.4 157. Latraia Jones 1975-78 2,017 403 5.0 138. Dwight Driver 1990-92 1,912 427 4.5 179. Frosty Franklin 1969-71 1,834 499 3.7 410. Phil Davis 1978-81 1,828 557 3.3 30

Career TouchdownsRank Player Years TDS Scored1. Ryan Yarborough 1990-93 422. Marcus Harris 1993-96 383. Eddie Talboom 1948-50 344. Phil Davis 1978-81 305. Kevin Lowe 1981-84 26 Walt Goffigan 1980-83 267. Marques Brigham 1995-98 258. Anthony Sargent 1986-87 199. Robbie Wright 1974-76 1810. Dwight Driver 1990-92 17 Randy Welniak 1985-88 17 Gerald Abraham 1984-87 17

Young Cowboys Find Ways to Win Close Games: Despite being a relativelyyoung team, the Wyoming Cowboys have found ways to win close games thisseason In its eight wins this season, UW has won by an average of 6.0points. In its two losses of the season, the Pokes lost by one touchdown(9-16 at Georgia) and by one touchdown (3-10 to Air Force). MarginOpponent Scored of VictoryMontana State W 17-9 +8at Georgia L 9-16 -7La. Tech W 31-19 +12Utah W 27-24 +3SMU W 12-7 +5at UNLV W 28-25 +3 (ot)Rice W 34-24 +10TCU W 34-27 +7CSU W 27-19 +8AFA L 3-10 -7

*For complete 1998 season summary release, contact UW Sports Information.