1925 Idaho Vandals football team

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1925 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1925 record 3–5 (2–3 PCC)
Head coach Robert L. Mathews (4th season)
Home stadium MacLean Field
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington $ 5 0 0     10 1 1
Stanford 4 1 0     7 2 0
USC 3 2 0     11 2 0
Oregon Agricultural 3 2 0     7 2 0
California 2 2 0     6 3 0
Idaho 2 3 0     3 5 0
Washington State 2 3 0     3 4 1
Montana 1 4 0     3 4 1
Oregon 0 5 0     1 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1925 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1925 college football season, and were led by fourth-year head coach Robert "Matty" Mathews. It was Idaho's fourth year in the Pacific Coast Conference and they were 3–5 overall and 2–3 in conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at MacLean Field, with one in Boise at Public School Field.[1]

Idaho defeated neighbor Washington State for the third straight year in the Battle of the Palouse,[2] and the second consecutive win at Rogers Field in Pullman. Since this three-peat of 92 years ago, Idaho has won only five games in the rivalry, the next victory came 29 years later in 1954.

USC came north in late October and met Idaho in Moscow for the only time in history, and won 51–7 on a Friday afternoon.[3][4] The next day in nearby Pullman, Washington State hosted Washington, decades before the rivalry became known as the Apple Cup. A special train from Boise brought up football fans from southern Idaho to watch both games for a package fare of fifty dollars for the four-day jaunt.[5]

Idaho opened the season with three wins, but dropped its final five games. After the season, head coach Mathews left for Saint Louis University in Missouri and was succeeded by Charles Erb, a former all-PCC quarterback at the University of California.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 2 College of Idaho* MacLean FieldMoscow, ID [7][8] W 16–14  
October 10 at Oregon Hayward FieldEugene, OR [9][10][11] W 6–0  
October 17 at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, WA [2] (Battle of the Palouse) W 7–6  
October 24 at Gonzaga* Gonzaga StadiumSpokane, WA [12][13][14] L  3–12  
October 30 USC MacLean Field • Moscow, ID [3][4] L  7–51  
November 7 Montana MacLean Field • Moscow, ID [15] (Little Brown Stein) L 14–20  
November 21 Oregon Agricultural Public School FieldBoise, ID [1] L  7–16  
November 26 at Creighton* Creighton StadiumOmaha, NE [16] L 19–34  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • The Little Brown Stein trophy for the Montana game debuted thirteen years later in 1938
  • Two games were played on Friday (College of Idaho, USC) and one on Thursday (Creighton on Thanksgiving)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Aggies to face Idaho's Vandals". Eugene Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 21, 1925. p. 14. 
  2. ^ a b "Fumble resulted in Idaho victory". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 19, 1925. p. 15. 
  3. ^ a b "U.S.C. tramples Idaho's Vandals". Eugene Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 31, 1925. p. 7. 
  4. ^ a b "Trojans dazzle Idaho followers". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 31, 1925. p. 14. 
  5. ^ "Idaho grid fans will see games". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 3, 1925. p. 16. 
  6. ^ "Erb will coach Idaho gridders". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). May 12, 1926. p. 19. 
  7. ^ "Vandals fail to show class in College of Idaho game". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 3, 1925. p. 16. 
  8. ^ "Idaho noses out victory, 16 to 14". Eugene Daily Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 3, 1925. p. 8. 
  9. ^ "Coach Mathews brings 30 Idaho Vandals along". Eugene Daily Guard. (Oregon). October 9, 1925. p. 8. 
  10. ^ "Oregon loses to Idaho; California loses her game". Eugene Daily Guard. (Oregon). October 12, 1925. p. 8. 
  11. ^ "Vandal invaders defeat Oregon". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 12, 1925. p. 13. 
  12. ^ "Bulldogs and Vandals look even". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 23, 1925. p. 24. 
  13. ^ "Gonzaga scores 12 to 3 early in Idaho battle". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 24, 1925. p. 1. 
  14. ^ "Gonzaga swamps invading Vandals". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 26, 1925. p. 14. 
  15. ^ "Idaho will try to down Montana". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 7, 1925. p. 16. 
  16. ^ "College grid scores". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 27, 1925. p. 21. 

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