1940 Idaho Vandals football team

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Coordinates: 46°43′34″N 117°01′05″W / 46.726°N 117.018°W / 46.726; -117.018

1940 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1940 record 1–7–1 (0–4 PCC)
Head coach Ted Bank (6th season)
Home stadium Neale Stadium
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Stanford $ 7 0 0     10 0 0
No. 10 Washington 7 1 0     7 2 0
Oregon State 4 3 1     5 3 1
Washington State 3 4 2     4 4 2
Oregon 3 4 1     4 4 1
California 3 4 0     4 6 0
USC 2 3 2     3 4 2
Montana 1 2 0     4 4 1
UCLA 1 6 0     1 9 0
Idaho 0 4 0     1 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1940 college football season. The Vandals were led by sixth-year head coach Ted Bank, and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at Neale Stadium, with one game in Boise at Public School Field.

The Vandals were 1–7–1 overall and lost all four conference games. They did not play any of the four teams from California or the Oregon Webfoots. In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Vandals suffered a thirteenth straight loss, falling 0–26 at homecoming in Moscow on November 2.[1] Idaho's most recent win in the series was a fifteen years earlier in 1925 and the next was fourteen years away in 1954.

A week later, Idaho continued its rare three-year losing streak to Montana in the Little Brown Stein rivalry with a ten-point loss at Missoula.[2] It improved the Grizzlies' record against the Vandals to 7–19–1 (.278).[3] While Montana was in the PCC (through 1949), the loser of the game was frequently last in the conference standings. This was the seventh game of the season, and the first in which Idaho scored.

Bank was relieved of his coaching duties in January 1941,[4][5][6][7] succeeded by Francis Schmidt of Ohio State.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28 2:00 pm at Oregon State Bell FieldCorvallis, OR [9][10] L   0–41     6,500
October 5 2:00 pm at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA [11][12] L   0–21   23,000
October 12 2:00 pm Gonzaga* Neale StadiumMoscow, ID [13][14][15][16][17][18] (Rivalry) L   0–25    
October 19 11:00 am at Boston College* Fenway ParkBoston, MA [19][20][21] L   0–60   10,000
October 26 1:00 pm vs. Utah State* Public School FieldBoise, ID [22][23][24][25] T   0–0     3,500
November 2 2:00 pm Washington Statedagger Neale Stadium • Moscow, ID [1] (Battle of the Palouse) L   0–26    
November 9 1:00 pm at Montana Dornblaser FieldMissoula, MT [2] (Little Brown Stein) L 18–28     7,000
November 16 2:00 pm Nevada* Neale Stadium • Moscow, ID [26][27] W  6–0     2,500
November 21 12:30 pm at Utah* Ute StadiumSalt Lake City, UT [28][29] L   6–13     4,113
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Pacific Time.
  • One game was played on Thursday (at Utah in Salt Lake City on Thanksgiving)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Camera catches Billy Sewell ringing up four yards for W.S.C." Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). (photo). November 4, 1940. p. 11. 
  2. ^ a b "Montana hard pushed for victory over revivified Idaho team, 28-18". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 10, 1940. p. 3, sports. 
  3. ^ "Odds favor Montana in Vandal skirmish". November 8, 1940. p. 13. 
  4. ^ Ashlock, Herb (January 17, 1941). "Report has Idaho gridiron coach and aide on say out". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 11. 
  5. ^ "President Dale denies rumors Bank be fired". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. January 18, 1940. p. 8. 
  6. ^ "Ted Bank and Bob Tessier out of Idaho University gridiron picture". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). January 19, 1941. p. 1, sports. 
  7. ^ Ashlock, Herb (January 20, 1941). "Two big universities eye Ted Bank for coaching position". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 13. 
  8. ^ "Francis Schmidt, formerly of Ohio State, is chosen head football coach at Idaho". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 17, 1941. p. 6. 
  9. ^ Strite, Dick (September 29, 1940). "OSC romps over hapless Vandals". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 15. 
  10. ^ "OSC wallops Idaho, 41 to 0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. September 29, 1940. p. 1, sports. 
  11. ^ "Washington football team coasts to 21-0 victory over Idaho". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 6, 1940. p. 3, sports. 
  12. ^ Fowler, Gail (October 6, 1940). "Huskies wallop Idaho 21-0". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 14. 
  13. ^ "Idaho-Gonzaga await". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 12, 1940. p. 11. 
  14. ^ Stark, C.R., Jr. (October 13, 1940). "Gonzaga whips University of Idaho, 25 to 0, sparked by great play of Canadeo and Hare". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports. 
  15. ^ "Gonzaga wins over Idaho University". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 13, 1940. p. 13. 
  16. ^ "Cecil Hare nails Idaho ball carrier during Gonzaga's victory at Moscow". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). (photo). October 14, 1940. p. 5. 
  17. ^ "Gonzaga back gains yardage although apparently surrounded". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). (photo). October 14, 1940. p. 11. 
  18. ^ "Scoreless Idaho faces tough foe". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). (photo). October 14, 1940. p. 12. 
  19. ^ "Boston College fears scoreless Idaho". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 19, 1940. p. 11. 
  20. ^ "Boston College tramples Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. October 19, 1940. p. 1. 
  21. ^ "Boston swamps Idaho team, 60-0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 20, 1940. p. 1, sports. 
  22. ^ "Romney expects trouble from Vandals at Boise". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). October 25, 1940. p. 16. 
  23. ^ "Idaho, Utah State in scoreless tie". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). United Press. October 27, 1940. p. 9. 
  24. ^ "Idaho battles Utah Aggies, 0-0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 27, 1940. p. 1, sports. 
  25. ^ Simpson, Harold (October 28, 1940). "Aggies pleased to get 0-0 deadlock with Vandals". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. 10. 
  26. ^ "Idaho in lead during second". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 16, 1940. p. 1. 
  27. ^ Stark, C.R. (November 17, 1940). "Idaho breaks into victory column". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports. 
  28. ^ Miller, Hack (November 22, 1940). "Utah wins Big Seven grid title as Denver and Colorado tie". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. 14. 
  29. ^ "Smart Utah team out-generals Idaho to take intersectional contest". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 22, 1940. p. 12. 

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