1991 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

1991 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
1991 record6–5 (4–4 Big Sky)
Head coachJohn L. Smith (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorBobby Petrino (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorCraig Bray (2nd season)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Nevada $^ 8 0 0     12 1 0
#15 Weber State ^ 6 2 0     8 4 0
Montana 6 2 0     7 4 0
Eastern Washington 4 4 0     5 6 0
Idaho 4 4 0     6 5 0
Boise State 4 4 0     7 4 0
Idaho State 2 6 0     3 7 0
Northern Arizona 1 7 0     3 8 0
Montana State 1 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Nevada earned automatic berth and
    Weber State earned at-large berth in I-AA playoffs.

The 1991 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1991 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Vandals, led by third-year head coach John L. Smith, were members of the Big Sky Conference and played their home games at the Kibbie Dome, an indoor facility on campus in Moscow, Idaho.

The Vandals missed the I-AA playoffs for the first time since 1984. Led by sophomore quarterback Doug Nussmeier, Idaho finished the regular season at 6–5 and 4–4 in the Big Sky. The Vandals defeated rival Boise State for the tenth consecutive season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 7 6:05 pm Sonoma State (Div. II)* No. 3 Kibbie DomeMoscow, Idaho W 49–7   10,000
September 14 6:05 pm Southwest Texas State* No. 4 Kibbie Dome • Moscow, Idaho W 41–38   10,200
September 21 12:05 pm at Montana State No. 2 Reno H. Sales StadiumBozeman, Montana [1] W 48–14   10,847
September 28 6:05 pm No. 17 Northern Iowa* No. 2 Kibbie Dome • Moscow, Idaho [2] L  14–36   11,500
October 5 1:05 pm No. 1 Nevada No. 17 Kibbie Dome • Moscow, Idaho [3] L  23–31   14,500
October 12 5:05 pm at Weber State No. 19 Wildcat StadiumOgden, Utah L  17–45   11,263
October 19   at Idaho State Holt ArenaPocatello, Idaho W 46–21    
October 26 1:05 pm Eastern Washingtondagger Kibbie Dome • Moscow, Idaho L  31–34 2OT  14,800
November 9 5:05 pm at Northern Arizona Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, Arizona [4] W 44–28     4,870
November 16 1:05 pm Montana Kibbie Dome • Moscow, Idaho[5] (Little Brown Stein) L  34–35 OT    9,500
November 23 1:05 pm No. 19 Boise State Kibbie Dome • Moscow, Idaho [6][7][8] (Rivalry) W 28–24   15,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from NCAA (Div. I-AA). All times are in Pacific Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (September 22, 1991). "UI snows 'Cats under". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
  2. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (September 29, 1991). "Northern Iowa blasts Vandals 36-14". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  3. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (October 6, 1991). "Vandal offense takes second half off in 31-23 loss". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  4. ^ Jacobson, Bryan (November 11, 1991). "WSU, UI post weekend sweep". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1B.
  5. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (November 17, 1991). "Thump! Grizzlies block Vandal victory". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  6. ^ Jacobson, Bryan (November 20, 1991). "BSU-Idaho to renew family feud". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 8A.
  7. ^ Meehan, Jim (November 23, 1991). "This time Idaho-Boise needs hype - and fans". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. B1.
  8. ^ "Vandals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 24, 1991. p. 5B.

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