1920 Idaho Vandals football team

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1920 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Conference Independent
1920 record 4–2
Head coach Thomas Kelley (1st season)
Home stadium MacLean Field
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Notre Dame         9 0 0
USC         6 0 0
Penn State         7 0 2
Army         7 2 0
Dartmouth         7 2 0
Navy         6 2 0
Idaho         4 2 0
Montana         4 3 0
Drexel         0 6 0

The 1920 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1920 college football season. Idaho was led by first-year head coach Thomas Kelley in their penultimate season as an independent before joining the Pacific Coast Conference in 1922.[1][2] The Vandals had one home game in Moscow on campus at MacLean Field, with one in Boise at the state fairgrounds.

Idaho dropped a sixth consecutive game to Washington State in the Battle of the Palouse, falling 7–14 in the opener in Moscow.[3][4] Three years later, the Vandals won the first of three consecutive, their only three-peat in the rivalry series.

After coming up six points short at Oregon to start with two losses,[5][6] Idaho won its last four games.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 15 Washington Statedagger MacLean FieldMoscow, ID [3][4] (Battle of the Palouse) L  7–14  
October 23 at Oregon Hayward FieldEugene, OR [5][6] L  7–13  
October 30 at Whitman Anthony Field • Walla Walla, WA [7] W 21–7  
November 11 vs. Utah State fairgroundsBoise, ID [8][9] (on Armistice Day) W 10–0  
November 20 at Montana Dornblaser FieldMissoula, MT [10] (Little Brown Stein) W 20–7  
November 27 at Gonzaga Fairgrounds field • Spokane, WA [11][12][13] W 10–7  
daggerHomecoming.
  • The Little Brown Stein trophy for the Montana game debuted eighteen years later in 1938
  • One game was played on Friday (at Moscow against Washington State)
    and one was played on Thursday (against Utah in Boise on Armistice Day)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conference to handle east-west games in future; Idaho admitted". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). December 11, 1921. p. 1, sports.
  2. ^ "Kelley quits as coach of Idaho". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). June 9, 1922. p. 14.
  3. ^ a b "Idaho meets W.S.C. today". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho). October 15, 1920. p. 1, sec. 2.
  4. ^ a b "Idaho's team was surprise". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho). October 16, 1920. p. 9.
  5. ^ a b "U. of Oregon 13 to Idaho's 7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho). October 24, 1920.
  6. ^ a b "Oregon beats Idaho in hard fought game in Hayward stadium". Eugene Daily Guard. (Oregon). October 25, 1920. p. 8.
  7. ^ "Whitman win? "Hardly a chance" says Borleske". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 30, 1920. p. 13.
  8. ^ "'U' warriors off on their fourth and last jaunt of 1920 season". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). November 10, 1920. p. 4, part 2.
  9. ^ "'U' warriors fall before weightier Gem Staters in spectacular game". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). November 12, 1920. p. 4, part 2.
  10. ^ "Idaho humbles Montana Bruins". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 21, 1920. p. 1, sports.
  11. ^ "Gonzaga and Idaho elevens face hard fight Saturday". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 26, 1920. p. 23.
  12. ^ "Gonzaga holds Idaho as warm fight opens". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 27, 1920. p. 6.
  13. ^ McPhee, R.G. (November 29, 1920). "Gonzaga fights hard but Idaho wins victory". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 19.

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