1921 Idaho Vandals football team

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1921 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Conference Independent
1921 record 4–3–1
Head coach Thomas Kelley (2nd season)
Home stadium MacLean Field
Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn State         8 0 2
Notre Dame         10 1 0
USC         10 1 0
Navy         6 1 0
Dartmouth         6 2 1
Pittsburgh         5 3 1
Army         6 4 0
Idaho         4 3 1
Montana         3 3 1
Idaho vs. Camp Lewis; MacLean Field, 1921

The 1921 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1921 college football season. Idaho was led by second-year head coach Thomas Kelley in their last season as an independent before joining the Pacific Coast Conference.[1][2] The Vandals had two home games in Moscow, one on campus at MacLean Field and another at the fairgrounds;[3] they also played one in Boise at Public School Field.

Idaho dropped a seventh consecutive game to Washington State in the Battle of the Palouse, falling 3–20 at Rogers Field in Pullman.[4] Two years later, the Vandals won the first of three consecutive, their only three-peat in the rivalry series.

The Boise game against Wyoming on the third anniversary of Armistice Day was attended by Governor D. W. Davis.[5]

The following June, Kelley left for the University of Missouri.[2][6] and was succeeded at Idaho in 1922 by Robert "Matty" Mathews.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 8 Camp Lewis (Army) MacLean FieldMoscow, Idaho [7] W 6–0  
October 15 vs. Oregon Multnomah FieldPortland, Oregon [8][9] T  7–7  
October 21 at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, Washington [4] (Battle of the Palouse) L  3–20  
October 29 at Utah Cummings FieldSalt Lake City [10][11][12][13] L  7–17  
November 5 Montana Fairgrounds field • Moscow, Idaho [3][14] (Little Brown Stein) W 35–7  
November 11 vs. Wyoming Public School FieldBoise, Idaho [15] (on Armistice Day) W 31–3  
November 19 at Gonzaga Fairgrounds field • Spokane, Washington [16] W 6–0  
November 24 at Whitman Anthony Field • Walla Walla, Washington [17] (on Thanksgiving) L  3–14  
  • The Little Brown Stein trophy for the Montana game debuted seventeen years later in 1938
  • Two games were played on Friday (at Washington State in Pullman and against Wyoming in Boise)
    and one was played on Thursday (in Walla Walla against Whitman on Thanksgiving)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conference to handle east-west games in future; Idaho admitted". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. December 11, 1921. p. 1, sports. 
  2. ^ a b "Kelley quits as coach of Idaho". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. June 9, 1922. p. 14. 
  3. ^ a b "Oregon at W.S.C.; U. of M. at Idaho". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. November 5, 1921. p. 14. 
  4. ^ a b "Cougar eleven claws Idahoans". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. October 21, 1921. p. 14. 
  5. ^ "Varsity's attack ruins Wyoming". University Argonaut. Moscow, Idaho. November 15, 1921. p. 1. 
  6. ^ "Kelley quits as Idaho coach; will go to U. of Missouri". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. June 8, 1922. p. 24. 
  7. ^ "Washington blanks Whitman, 7-0; Idaho wins, California is victor". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. October 9, 1921. p. 1, sports. 
  8. ^ "Ore.-Idaho". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. October 15, 1921. p. 1. 
  9. ^ "Oregon, Idaho battle to tie". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. October 16, 1921. p. 1, sports. 
  10. ^ "Idaho eleven off for Utah". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. October 28, 1921. p. 23. 
  11. ^ "Coach Kelly's Idaho gridders prepare to paint Cummings Field silver and gold". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. October 28, 1921. p. 2, part 2. 
  12. ^ "David and Goliath of footballdom furnish grid headliner". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. October 29, 1921. p. 4, part 2. 
  13. ^ Cannon, Jack (October 31, 1921). "Utah collegiate elevens sitting on top of conference heap". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. p. 2, part 2. 
  14. ^ "Idaho smothers Montana Bruins under 35-7 score in rough game". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. November 6, 1921. p. 1, sports. 
  15. ^ "Idaho swamps Wyoming, 31-3". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. November 12, 1921. p. 13. 
  16. ^ "Idaho wins from Gonzaga in snow". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. November 20, 1921. p. 1, sports. 
  17. ^ "Whitman eleven defeats Idaho". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. November 25, 1921. p. 23. 

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