1926 Idaho Vandals football team

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1926 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1926 record 3–4–1 (1–4 PCC)
Head coach Charles Erb (1st season)
Home stadium MacLean Field
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Stanford $ 4 0 0     10 0 1
USC 5 1 0     8 2 0
Oregon Agricultural 4 1 0     7 1 0
Washington State 4 1 0     6 1 0
Washington 3 2 0     8 2 0
Oregon 1 4 0     2 4 1
Idaho 1 4 0     3 4 1
Montana 0 4 0     3 5 0
California 0 5 0     3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1926 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1926 college football season. The Vandals were led by first-year head coach Charles Erb and were in their fifth season in the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at MacLean Field.

Idaho compiled a 3–4–1 overall record and went 1–4 in conference games.

In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Vandals' three-game winning streak in the series ended with a 6–0 homecoming loss in the mud on November 6.[1][2][3]

Following the departure of Matty Mathews in April for St. Louis, Erb was hired as the Vandals' head coach in May.[4] Earlier in the decade, he was an all-PCC quarterback at the University of California, leading the Wonder Teams of hall of fame head coach Andy Smith. The 23-year-old Erb was previously the head coach at the University of Nevada in Reno.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 2 Montana State* MacLean FieldMoscow, Idaho [5][6] T  0–0    
October 9 at Montana Dornblaser FieldMissoula, Montana [7] (Little Brown Stein) W 27–12    
October 16 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle [8] L  0–26   16,891
October 23 College of Idaho* MacLean Field • Moscow, Idaho [9] W 30–0    
October 30 at Oregon Agricultural Multnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon [10] L  0–3    
November 6 Washington Statedagger MacLean Field • Moscow, Idaho [1][2][3] (Battle of the Palouse) L  0–6     9,000
November 20 at USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles [11] L  6–28   17,400
November 25 at Creighton* Creighton StadiumOmaha, Nebraska [12] W 12–0    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cougars shatter three-year jinx". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 8, 1926. p. 17. 
  2. ^ a b "W.S.C. kicks way to 6 to 0 victory over Idaho team". Argonaut. (Moscow, Idaho). (University of Idaho). November 8, 1926. p. 1. 
  3. ^ a b MacGregor, Sherman (November 9, 1926). "Meeker boots way to 6-0 victory". Evergreen. (Pullman, Washington). (State College of Washington). p. 1. 
  4. ^ a b "Erb will coach Idaho gridders". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. May 12, 1926. p. 19. 
  5. ^ "Montana State to invade Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. October 1, 1926. p. 24. 
  6. ^ "Montana State and Idaho tie". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. October 3, 1926. p. 4, sports. 
  7. ^ "Idaho outplays Montana to win". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. October 10, 1926. p. 1, sports. 
  8. ^ "Idaho beaten by U. of W., 26-0". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. October 17, 1926. p. 1, sports. 
  9. ^ "Idaho Vandals display surprising strength to score 30 to 0 victory over College of Idaho". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. October 24, 1926. p. 1, sports. 
  10. ^ "Idaho Vandals spring surprise by holding powerful O.A.C. 3 to 0 in hard fought battle". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. October 31, 1926. p. 1, sports. 
  11. ^ "U.S.C. defeats Idaho, 28 to 6". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. November 21, 1926. p. 1, sports. 
  12. ^ "College scores". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 26, 1926. p. 23. 

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