1920 Idaho Vandals football
ConferenceIndependent
1920 record4–2
Head coach
CaptainFelix Plastino[1][2]
Home stadiumMacLean Field
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 Western college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Nevada     7 3 1
USC     6 0 0
Arizona     6 1 0
Hawaii     6 2 0
New Mexico A&M     5 1 1
Santa Clara     5 1 0
Idaho     4 2 0
Gonzaga     4 3 0
Montana     4 3 0
New Mexico     3 3 0
University Farm     3 4 0
Pacific (CA)     1 2 1
Saint Mary's     0 3 0

The 1920 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1920 college football season. Idaho was led by first-year head coach Thomas Kelley in their penultimate season as an independent before joining the Pacific Coast Conference in 1922.[3][4] The Vandals had one home game in Moscow on campus at MacLean Field, with one in Boise at the state fairgrounds.

Idaho dropped a sixth consecutive game to Washington State in the Battle of the Palouse, falling 7–14 in the opener in Moscow.[5][6] Three years later, the Vandals won the first of three consecutive, their only three-peat in the rivalry series.

After coming up six points short at Oregon to start with two losses,[7][8] Idaho won its last four games.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 15Washington StatedaggerL 7–14
October 23at OregonL 7–13
October 30at Whitman
W 21–7
November 11vs. UtahW 10–0
November 20at MontanaW 20–7
November 27at Gonzaga
W 10–7
  • daggerHomecoming

See also

References

  1. ^ "Elected Captain". Victoria Daily Times. Victoria, British Columbia. December 3, 1919. p. 10. Retrieved March 22, 2022 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Team Members to Wear Numbers in Grid Contest". Idaho Statesman. Boise, Idaho. November 11, 1920. p. 6. Retrieved March 22, 2022 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Conference to handle east-west games in future; Idaho admitted". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). December 11, 1921. p. 1, sports.
  4. ^ "Kelley quits as coach of Idaho". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). June 9, 1922. p. 14.
  5. ^ a b "Idaho meets W.S.C. today". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). October 15, 1920. p. 1, sec. 2.
  6. ^ a b "Idaho's team was surprise". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). October 16, 1920. p. 9.
  7. ^ a b "U. of Oregon 13 to Idaho's 7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho). October 24, 1920.
  8. ^ a b "Oregon beats Idaho in hard fought game in Hayward stadium". Eugene Daily Guard. (Oregon). October 25, 1920. p. 8.
  9. ^ "Whitman win? "Hardly a chance" says Borleske". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 30, 1920. p. 13.
  10. ^ "'U' warriors off on their fourth and last jaunt of 1920 season". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). November 10, 1920. p. 4, part 2.
  11. ^ "'U' warriors fall before weightier Gem Staters in spectacular game". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). November 12, 1920. p. 4, part 2.
  12. ^ "Idaho humbles Montana Bruins". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 21, 1920. p. 1, sports.
  13. ^ "Gonzaga and Idaho elevens face hard fight Saturday". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 26, 1920. p. 23.
  14. ^ "Gonzaga holds Idaho as warm fight opens". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 27, 1920. p. 6.
  15. ^ McPhee, R.G. (November 29, 1920). "Gonzaga fights hard but Idaho wins victory". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 19.