1968 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

1968 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Big Sky co-champion
Conference Big Sky Conference
1968 record 5–5 (3–1 Big Sky)
Head coach Y C McNease (1st season)
Home stadium Neale Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Idaho + 3 1 0     5 5 0
Montana State + 3 1 0     6 4 0
Weber State + 3 1 0     7 2 0
Idaho State 1 3 0     4 5 0
Montana 0 4 0     2 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • No Big Sky teams advanced to the postseason.

The 1968 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1968 college football season. The Vandals were led by first-year head coach Y C McNease and played in the Big Sky Conference. Home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with one home game in Boise at old Bronco Stadium at Boise Junior College.

This was the last season for Neale Stadium, which opened 31 years earlier in 1937. It hosted only two games in 1968, and the final one was a win over Weber State on November 2. Due to soil erosion, the wooden grandstands were deemed unsafe the following summer and home games were moved to Rogers Field in Pullman for two seasons.

After fullback Ray McDonald won the NCAA rushing title in 1966, the Vandals were dropped by the NCAA to the college division in 1967.[1] After two seasons, Idaho returned to the university division in 1969.[2]

For the second straight season, Idaho allowed 77 points at the Astrodome in Houston.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 14 7:00 pm vs. Montana State Memorial StadiumGreat Falls, Montana [4][5] L 14–17     8,500
September 21 1:30 pm at Washington State* Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, Washington [6] (Battle of the Palouse) L  7–14   23,612
September 28 1:00 pm at Idaho State Spud BowlPocatello, Idaho [7] W 35–15    
October 5 12:30 pm vs. Pacific (CA)* old Bronco StadiumBoise, Idaho [8] W 31–14    
October 12 1:30 pm Montanadagger Neale StadiumMoscow, Idaho [9] (Little Brown Stein) W 56–45   10,793
October 19 1:30 pm at Oregon* Autzen StadiumEugene, Oregon [10][11][12] L  8–23   17,250
October 26 1:30 pm at Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L  7–37   49,538
November 2 12:30 pm Weber State Neale Stadium • Moscow, Idaho [13] W 50–42   10,005
November 9 8:00 pm at San Jose State* Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California [14] W 35–17   10,500
November 16 5:30 pm at No. 14 Houston* AstrodomeHouston, TX [3] L  3–77   30,412
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Pacific Time.

NFL Draft[edit]

Two juniors from the 1968 Vandals were selected in the 1970 NFL Draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (442 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Jerry Hendren WR 4th 89 Denver Broncos
Bob Haney T 15th 383 Detroit Lions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ostyn says Pacific cost major status". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. August 9, 1967. p. 15. 
  2. ^ "NCAA ups 4 colleges". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. July 2, 1969. p. 22. 
  3. ^ a b "Cougars play same record at Astrodome for Vandals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 17, 1968. p. 10. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Mike (September 15, 1968). "Bobcats down Vandals 17-14". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 14. 
  5. ^ Brown, Bruce (September 16, 1968). "WSU next for Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. p. 19. 
  6. ^ Wilson, Mike (September 22, 1968). "Jerry Henderson passes Cougars by Vandals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 10. 
  7. ^ "Olson comes off bench to engineer Idaho's first win". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. September 29, 1968. p. 14. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Mike (October 6, 1968). "Vandals topple Pacific 31-14". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 12. 
  9. ^ Wilson, Mike (October 13, 1968). "Vandals out offense Montana Grizzlies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 11. 
  10. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 20, 1968). "'Hasty' Ducks recoil, thrash Vandals again". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1B. 
  11. ^ Payne, Bob (October 20, 1968). "Vandals 'get it going' too late". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 3, sports. 
  12. ^ "Welch, Ducks too much for Vandals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 20, 1968. p. 13. 
  13. ^ Wilson, Mike (November 3, 1968). "Vandals outlast Weber State". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 15. 
  14. ^ "Second half rally gives Idaho victory". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 10, 1968. p. 12. 

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