1927 Idaho Vandals football team

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1927 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
PCC co-champion
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1927 record 4–1–3 (2–0–2 PCC)
Head coach Charles Erb (2nd season)
Home stadium MacLean Field
Seasons
← 1926
1928 →
1927 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Stanford ^ + 4 0 1     8 2 1
USC + 4 0 1     8 1 1
Idaho + 2 0 2     4 1 3
Washington 4 2 0     9 2 0
Oregon State 2 3 0     3 3 1
California 2 3 0     7 3 0
Washington State 1 3 1     3 3 2
Oregon 0 4 1     2 4 1
Montana 0 4 0     3 4 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Selected as Rose Bowl representative

The 1927 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1927 college football season.[1] The Vandals were led by second-year head coach Charles Erb and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at MacLean Field.

Idaho compiled a 4–1–3 overall record and went undefeated in their four conference games at 2–0–2. They did not play the three California schools (Stanford, California, and USC) or Washington. (UCLA joined the conference the following year.)

In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Vandals tied 7–7 at Rogers Field in Pullman on Friday, November 11.[2][3] The Cougars broke the Vandals' three-game winning streak (1923–25) in the rivalry game the previous year.

The only loss was to Gonzaga in the finale; the Bulldogs won 13–0 at Gonzaga Stadium in Spokane on November 26.[4]

Conference co-champions[edit]

This season is claimed by Idaho as a co-championship with Stanford and USC,[5] and was supported at the time by the Pacific Coast Conference following its December 1927 meetings in Portland.[6][7][8] Stanford gained the Rose Bowl berth and defeated Pittsburgh 7–6 on Monday, January 2.[9][10][11] The three co-champions were granted possession of the Schwabacher Trophy for four months each.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 1 Montana State* MacLean FieldMoscow, Idaho [12][13] W 19–12    
October 8 at Oregon Hayward FieldEugene, Oregon [14][15] T  0–0     7,000
October 15 2:00 pm Whitman* MacLean Field • Moscow, Idaho [16] W 40–0    
October 22 2:00 pm Montana MacLean Field • Moscow, Idaho [17] (Little Brown Stein) W 42–6    
November 5 vs. Saint Mary's (CA)* Kezar StadiumSan Francisco [18][19] T  3–3     5,000
November 11 2:00 pm at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, Washington [2][3] (Battle of the Palouse) T  7–7   15,000
November 19 vs. Oregon State Mutnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon [20][21][22] W 12–7   12,000
November 26 2:00 pm at Gonzaga* Gonzaga StadiumSpokane, WA [4] L  0–13    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Pacific Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1927 Idaho Vandals Football schedule | Fanbase". fanbase.com. Archived from the original on 2015-12-24. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Battle to 7–7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 12, 1927. p. 12. 
  3. ^ a b "Meeker's dashes hold Idaho team". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. November 12, 1927. p. 12. 
  4. ^ a b "Gonzaga bumps Vandal eleven". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. November 28, 1927. p. 16. 
  5. ^ http://www.govandals.com/sports/2016/7/13/conference-titles.aspx
  6. ^ "Conference grid schedule stands". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. December 12, 1927. p. 18. 
  7. ^ a b "Adopt schedule". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. December 11, 1927. p. 13. 
  8. ^ "Coast grid schedule given O.K. after long conference wrangle". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 11, 1927. p. 1, sports. 
  9. ^ "Cardinals down Panther eleven". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. January 3, 1928. p. 16. 
  10. ^ "Stanford triumphs over Panthers, 7-6". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. United News. January 3, 1928. p. 1. 
  11. ^ Hannum, Max (January 3, 1928). "Legality of Stanford's touchdown questioned". Pittsburgh Press. p. 26. 
  12. ^ "Get first game". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 2, 1927. p. 13. 
  13. ^ "Saturday games spill grid dope". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. October 3, 1927. p. 16. 
  14. ^ "Idaho battles tie with Oregon". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 9, 1927. p. 1, sports. 
  15. ^ "Oregon-Idaho tie, 0 to 0". Eugene Guard. (Oregon). October 8, 1927. p. 1. 
  16. ^ "Vandal gridsters wallop Whitman". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. October 17, 1927. p. 18. 
  17. ^ "Struggle looms in Coast loop". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. October 24, 1927. p. 16. 
  18. ^ "Saturday scores". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. November 7, 1927. p. 17. 
  19. ^ Wilderman, Sam (November 21, 1927). "Three teams on Coast head list". Eugene Guard. (Oregon). p. 12. 
  20. ^ "Idaho and Aggies to fight it out". Eugene Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 19, 1927. p. 19. 
  21. ^ "Idaho conquers". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 20, 1927. p. 14. 
  22. ^ "Three teams at top on Coast". Eugene Guard. (Oregon). November 21, 1927. p. 8. 

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