1928 Idaho Vandals football team

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1928 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1928 record 3–4–1 (2–3 PCC)
Head coach Charles Erb (3rd season)
Home stadium MacLean Field
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC $ 4 0 1     9 0 1
California ^ 3 0 2     6 2 2
Stanford 4 1 1     8 3 1
Oregon 4 2 0     9 2 0
Washington State 4 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon State 2 3 0     6 3 0
Idaho 2 3 0     3 4 1
Washington 2 4 0     7 4 0
UCLA 0 4 0     4 4 1
Montana 0 5 0     4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Selected as Rose Bowl representative (USC declined)

The 1928 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1928 college football season. The Vandals were led by third-year head coach Charles Erb and were in their seventh 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 2–3 in conference games.

In their first year in the conference,[1] UCLA traveled to Moscow in late October and fell, 20–6.[2][3] It was UCLA's only loss in the seven-game series; the teams have not met since 1948. Idaho's only other win over a PCC team from the state of California came in 1947 at Stanford.[4]

The week after the win over UCLA was the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State,[5] and the visiting Cougars inflicted a 26–0 homecoming shutout before 10,000;[6] the teams had tied the previous season in Pullman.[7][8] Prior to the start of the game, the new Memorial Gymnasium was presented to the university;[6] the venue honors state residents who gave their lives in the service of their country in World War I.[9][10][11]

Amid speculation about his future at Idaho,[12] Erb resigned on December 22, four weeks after the season's completion,[13] he was succeeded by Leo Calland, a USC assistant coach and former player for the Trojans.[14][15]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 29 Montana State* MacLean FieldMoscow, ID [16][17] L 13–15    
October 6 at Gonzaga* Gonzaga StadiumSpokane, WA [18][19][20] T  6–6    
October 13 Whitman* MacLean Field • Moscow, ID [21] W 26–13    
October 19 at Stanford Kezar StadiumSan Francisco, CA [22][23][24][25] L  0–47   19,000
October 27 UCLA MacLean Field • Moscow, ID [1][2][3] W 20–6    
November 3 Washington Statedagger MacLean Field • Moscow, ID [5][6] (Battle of the Palouse) L  0–26   10,000
November 17 at Montana Dornblaser FieldMissoula, MT [26] (Little Brown Stein) W 21–7    
November 24 at USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA [27] L  7–28   10,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Idaho to play U.C.L.A. Saturday". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 21, 1928. p. 1, sports. 
  2. ^ a b "Tromple Bruins". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 28, 1928. p. 15. 
  3. ^ a b "Idaho is victor over U.C.L.A., 20-6". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 28, 1928. p. 1, sports. 
  4. ^ "Honest, Mister, Idaho beat Stanford - 19 to 16!". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 28, 1947. p. 8. 
  5. ^ a b Russell, Eugene H. (November 3, 1928). "W.S.C. and Idaho teams clash today in annual gridiron game". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 15. 
  6. ^ a b c Russell, Eugene H. (November 4, 1928). "Washington State College overwhelms Idaho, 26 to 0, before homecoming crowd of 10,000". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports. 
  7. ^ "Battle to 7–7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 12, 1927. p. 12. 
  8. ^ "Meeker's dashes hold Idaho team". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 12, 1927. p. 12. 
  9. ^ "Memorial Gymnasium". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. 1929. p. 9. 
  10. ^ "Idaho U plans memorial gym". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). August 20, 1923. p. 8. 
  11. ^ "Memorial gym opening dated". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). June 2, 1928. p. 3. 
  12. ^ Phillips, Bob (December 15, 1928). "Idaho is flirting with Mathews again". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 8. 
  13. ^ "Vandal vacancy lures coaches". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). December 24, 1928. p. 10. 
  14. ^ "Calland named to coach Idaho in Erb's stead". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 1, 1929. p. 10. 
  15. ^ "Calland will have charge of sports". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 2, 1929. p. 10. 
  16. ^ "Pick first Vandal squad; 21 players". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). September 29, 1928. p. 14. 
  17. ^ "Montana State wins from Vandals 15-13". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 30, 1928. p. 14. 
  18. ^ "Battle royal promised Vandal and Bulldog". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 5, 1928. p. 20. 
  19. ^ "Gonzaga and Idaho clash today in their 15th annual grid game". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 6, 1928. p. 15. 
  20. ^ "Idaho held 6-6". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 7, 1928. p. 15. 
  21. ^ "Idaho defeats Whitman, 26-13". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 14, 1928. p. 1, sports. 
  22. ^ a b "Idaho battles Stanford today". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 19, 1928. p. 17. 
  23. ^ "Stanford wins from Idaho, 47-0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 20, 1928. p. 15. 
  24. ^ Waldorf, Stan (October 20, 1928). "Cards display great offense against Idaho". San Jose Evening News. (California). p. 6. 
  25. ^ "Late rampage crushes Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 20, 1928. p. 8. 
  26. ^ "Three big games hold interest". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 16, 1928. p. 15. 
  27. ^ "U.S.C. has best claim to title". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 26, 1928. p. 13. 

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