1929 Idaho Vandals football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1929 record4–5 (1–4 PCC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Otto Anderson
  • Rich Fox
  • Glenn Jacoby (freshmen)
Home stadiumMacLean Field
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 Pacific Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC $ 6 1 0     10 2 0
Stanford 5 1 0     9 2 0
Oregon 4 1 0     7 3 0
California 4 1 0     7 1 1
Washington State 4 2 0     10 2 0
UCLA 1 3 0     4 4 0
Oregon State 1 4 0     5 4 0
Idaho 1 4 0     4 5 0
Montana 0 4 1     3 5 1
Washington 0 5 1     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion

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,[1][2] 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.[3][4]

In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Cougars won for the second straight year,[5][6] 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.[7] The final game on Thanksgiving was a 41–7 win over the Tigers of the university's Southern Branch,[8] today's Idaho State University, but then a two-year school.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 28Montana State*W 39–6
October 5Whitman*
  • MacLean Field
  • Moscow, Idaho [13]
W 41–7
October 12Montana
W 19–0
October 19at OregonL 7–3420,000
October 26at Oregon StateL 0–27
November 9at Washington StateL 7–4110,000
November 16Gonzaga*dagger
L 14–20  8,000
November 23at USCL 0–7210,000
November 28at Idaho – Southern Branch*Pocatello, Idaho[8]W 41–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

All-conference

No Vandals were named to the All-Coast team.[20][21] on the All-Northwest team, tackle Gordon Diehl and center Lester Kirkpatrick were first team selections.[22][23]

References

  1. ^ "Calland named to coach Idaho in Erb's stead". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. March 1, 1929. p. 10.
  2. ^ "Calland will have charge of sports". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. March 2, 1929. p. 10.
  3. ^ "Calland to head Idaho athletics". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. March 2, 1929. p. 14.
  4. ^ "Calland undecided upon his assistant". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. March 2, 1929. p. 1, section 2.
  5. ^ a b Russell, Eugene H. (November 10, 1929). "W.S.C. defeats Idaho, 41 to 7, before 10,000 fans". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 1, sports.
  6. ^ a b "Cougars blast Idaho 41 to 7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 10, 1929. p. 9.
  7. ^ a b "USC beats Vandals in 72 to 0 frolic". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 24, 1929. p. 13.
  8. ^ a b "Vandals trim Southern Branch by 41-7 score". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 29, 1929. p. 12.
  9. ^ "Vandals open up". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. September 27, 1929. p. 12.
  10. ^ "Calland mum on grid hopes". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. September 27, 1929. p. 29.
  11. ^ "Idaho tramples Montana State". Spokesman-Review. Spokesman-Review. September 29, 1929. p. 1, sports.
  12. ^ "Vandals defeat Montana State". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. September 29, 1929. p. 11.
  13. ^ "Idaho defeats Whitman Saints". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 6, 1929. p. 13.
  14. ^ "Vandals crush Montana 19-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 13, 1929. p. 11.
  15. ^ "Oregon-Idaho tied at quarter 7-7". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 19, 1927. p. 1.
  16. ^ "Oregon eleven smashes Idaho". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 20, 1929. p. 11.
  17. ^ "Vandals crushed". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 27, 1927. p. 9.
  18. ^ "Gonzaga and Idaho clash today in 16th annual gridiron battle". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington). November 16, 1929. p. 18.
  19. ^ "Passing attack gives Gonzaga 20 to 14 victory over University of Idaho in hard battle and Idaho clash today in their 15th annual grid game". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington). November 17, 1929. p. 1, sports.
  20. ^ "Pick Cost team". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. December 3, 1929. p. 12.
  21. ^ "Austin Colbert, Webfoot, rates tackle on All-Coast team". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 3, 1929. p. 9.
  22. ^ "Name all-star teams in Coast conference". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 28, 1929. p. 24.
  23. ^ "Pick North team". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 29, 1929. p. 12.