|1929 Idaho Vandals football|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1929 record||4–5 (1–4 PCC)|
|Home stadium||MacLean Field|
|1929 Pacific Coast Conference football standings|
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, 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.
In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Cougars won for the second straight year, 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. The final game on Thanksgiving was a 41–7 win over the Tigers of the university's Southern Branch, today's Idaho State University, but then a two-year school.
|September 28||Montana State*||W 39–6|
|October 5||Whitman*||W 41–7|
|October 12||Montana||W 19–0|
|October 19||at Oregon||L 7–34||20,000|
|October 26||at Oregon State||L 0–27|
|November 9||at Washington State||L 7–41||10,000|
|November 16||Gonzaga*||L 14–20||8,000|
|November 23||at USC||L 0–72||10,000|
|November 28||at Idaho – Southern Branch*||Pocatello, Idaho||W 41–7|
No Vandals were named to the All-Coast team. on the All-Northwest team, tackle Gordon Diehl and center Lester Kirkpatrick were first team selections.