1929 Idaho Vandals football team

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1929 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1929 record 4–5 (1–4 PCC)
Head coach Leo Calland (1st season)
Home stadium MacLean Field
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC $ 6 1 0     10 2 0
Stanford 5 1 0     9 2 0
Oregon 4 1 0     7 3 0
California 4 1 0     7 1 1
Washington State 4 2 0     10 2 0
UCLA 1 3 0     4 4 0
Oregon State 1 4 0     5 4 0
Idaho 1 4 0     4 5 0
Montana 0 4 1     3 5 1
Washington 0 5 1     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1929 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1929 college football season. The Vandals were led by first-year head coach Leo Calland and were in their eighth season in the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at MacLean Field. Idaho compiled a 4–5 overall record and went 1–4 in conference games.

Calland was previously a USC assistant coach and a former player for the Trojans,[1][2] a guard and captain as a senior on the 1922 team that won the Rose Bowl. Raised in Seattle, he was also the head coach of the USC basketball team for two seasons.[3][4]

In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Cougars won for the second straight year,[5][6] their first at home in Pullman in eight years.

The Vandals finished the season with a two-game road trip to Los Angeles and Pocatello in southeastern Idaho. Calland's return to USC was harsh, with a 72-point shutout by the Trojans to extend the season's losing streak to five games.[7] The final game on Thanksgiving was a 41–7 win over the Tigers of the university's Southern Branch,[8] today's Idaho State University, but then a two-year school.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28 Montana State* MacLean FieldMoscow, Idaho [9][10][11][12] W 39–6    
October 5 Whitman* MacLean Field • Moscow, Idaho [13] W 41–7    
October 12 Montana MacLean Field • Moscow, Idaho [14] (Little Brown Stein) W 19–0    
October 19 at Oregon Multnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon [15][16] L  7–34   20,000
October 26 at Oregon State Bell FieldCorvallis, Oregon [17] L  0–27    
November 9 at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, Washington [5][6] (Battle of the Palouse) L  7–41   10,000
November 16 Gonzaga*dagger MacLean Field • Moscow, Idaho [18][19] L 14–20   8,000
November 23 at USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles [7] L  0–72   10,000
November 28 at Idaho – Southern Branch* Pocatello, Idaho [8] W 41–7    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • The Little Brown Stein trophy for the Montana game debuted nine years later in 1938
  • One game was played on Thursday (Southern Branch at Pocatello on Thanksgiving)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calland named to coach Idaho in Erb's stead". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. March 1, 1929. p. 10. 
  2. ^ "Calland will have charge of sports". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. March 2, 1929. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "Calland to head Idaho athletics". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. March 2, 1929. p. 14. 
  4. ^ "Calland undecided upon his assistant". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. March 2, 1929. p. 1, section 2. 
  5. ^ a b Russell, Eugene H. (November 10, 1929). "W.S.C. defeats Idaho, 41 to 7, before 10,000 fans". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 1, sports. 
  6. ^ a b "Cougars blast Idaho 41 to 7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 10, 1929. p. 9. 
  7. ^ a b "USC beats Vandals in 72 to 0 frolic". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 24, 1929. p. 13. 
  8. ^ a b "Vandals trim Southern Branch by 41-7 score". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 29, 1929. p. 12. 
  9. ^ "Vandals open up". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. September 27, 1929. p. 12. 
  10. ^ "Calland mum on grid hopes". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. September 27, 1929. p. 29. 
  11. ^ "Idaho tramples Montana State". Spokesman-Review. Spokesman-Review. September 29, 1929. p. 1, sports. 
  12. ^ "Vandals defeat Montana State". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. September 29, 1929. p. 11. 
  13. ^ "Idaho defeats Whitman Saints". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 6, 1929. p. 13. 
  14. ^ "Vandals crush Montana 19-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 13, 1929. p. 11. 
  15. ^ "Oregon-Idaho tied at quarter 7-7". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 19, 1927. p. 1. 
  16. ^ "Oregon eleven smashes Idaho". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 20, 1929. p. 11. 
  17. ^ "Vandals crushed". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 27, 1927. p. 9. 
  18. ^ "Gonzaga and Idaho clash today in 16th annual gridiron battle". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington). November 16, 1929. p. 18. 
  19. ^ "Passing attack gives Gonzaga 20 to 14 victory over University of Idaho in hard battle and Idaho clash today in their 15th annual grid game". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington). November 17, 1929. p. 1, sports. 

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