1923 Idaho Vandals football team

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1923 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1923 record 5–2–1 (2–2–1 PCC)
Head coach Robert L. Mathews (2nd season)
Home stadium MacLean Field
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →
1923 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
California $ 5 0 0     9 0 1
Washington^ 4 1 0     10 1 1
Idaho 2 2 1     5 2 1
Stanford 2 2 0     7 2 0
USC 2 2 0     6 2 0
Washington State 1 3 1     2 4 1
Oregon Agricultural 1 3 1     4 5 2
Oregon 0 4 1     3 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ Selected as Rose Bowl representative

The 1923 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1923 college football season, and were led by second-year head coach Robert "Matty" Mathews. It was Idaho's second year in the Pacific Coast Conference and they were 5–2–1 overall and 2–2–1 in conference.

Home games were played on campus in Moscow at MacLean Field, with one in Boise at Public School Field.[1]

Idaho opened the season with two convincing non-conference victories,[2] then shut out neighbor Washington State 14–0 in the Battle of the Palouse across the border at Rogers Field in Pullman, breaking an eight-game losing streak in the series.[3][4] It was the first of three consecutive wins over the Cougars in the rivalry. The Vandals did not break the winless streak against Oregon, but battled to a scoreless tie at Hayward Field in Eugene.[5] Idaho remained undefeated after six games, all shutouts,[6] but lost the final two on the road in California.[7][8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 6 College of Idaho* MacLean FieldMoscow, ID [2] W 83–0  
October 12 Montana* MacLean Field • Moscow, ID [9] (Little Brown Stein) W 40–0  
October 19 at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, WA [3][4] (Battle of the Palouse) W 14–0  
October 27 at Oregon Hayward FieldEugene, OR [10][5] T    0–0  
November 3 Gonzaga* MacLean Field • Moscow, ID [11] W 13–0  
November 10 Oregon Agricultural Public School FieldBoise, ID [1][6] W   7–0  
November 17 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford CA [7] L  7–17  
November 24 at USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L  0–9  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • The Little Brown Stein trophy for the Montana game debuted fifteen years later in 1938
  • Two games were played on Friday (Montana in Moscow and Washington State in Pullman)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Idaho and Oregon tangle at Boise". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 10, 1923. p. 9.
  2. ^ a b "Idaho begins strong play". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). October 7, 1923. p. 9.
  3. ^ a b "Idaho conquers". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). October 20, 1923. p. 10.
  4. ^ a b "Idaho eleven bumps Cougars". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 20, 1923. p. 10.
  5. ^ a b "To a standstill". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). October 28, 1923. p. 5.
  6. ^ a b "Idaho goal line still uncrossed". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 12, 1923. p. 14.
  7. ^ a b "Stanford hands defeat to Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 19, 1923. p. 16.
  8. ^ "Idaho loses hard battle to U.S.C." Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 25, 1923.
  9. ^ "Idaho should trim Montana". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 11, 1923. p. 19.
  10. ^ "Idaho Vandals in Eugene to battle Oregon U." Eugene Daily Guard. (Oregon). October 26, 1923. p. 1.
  11. ^ Crosby, Larry (November 3, 1923). "Vandals break up Gonzaga passes". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 11.

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