Coordinates: 46°43′34″N 117°00′47″W / 46.726°N 117.013°W / 46.726; -117.013

1934 Idaho Vandals football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1934 record3–5 (1–4 PCC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Rich Fox
  • Glenn Jacoby
  • Otto Anderson (freshman)
Home stadiumMacLean Field
Seasons
← 1933
1935 →
1934 Pacific Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Stanford $ 5 0 0 9 1 1
Washington State 4 0 1 4 3 1
Washington 5 1 1 6 1 1
Oregon 4 2 0 6 4 0
California 3 2 0 6 6 0
UCLA 2 3 0 7 3 0
USC 1 4 1 4 6 1
Idaho 1 4 0 3 5 0
Oregon State 0 5 2 3 6 2
Montana 0 4 1 2 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1934 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1934 college football season. The Vandals were led by sixth-year head coach Leo Calland, and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at MacLean Field, with none in Boise this year.

Idaho compiled a 3–5 overall record and lost all but one of its five games in the PCC.

In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Vandals suffered a seventh straight loss, falling 0–19 in Pullman on November 10.[1][2] Idaho's most recent win in the series was nine years earlier in 1925 and the next was twenty years away in 1954.

Calland resigned after the season in mid-December; he compiled a 21–30 (.412) record in six seasons on the Palouse, but his overmatched Vandals were just 5–25 (.167) in conference play, defeating only Montana.[3][4][5] He returned to southern California and coached at San Diego State College; his successor at Idaho was Ted Bank, the backs coach at Tulane of New Orleans, 10–1 in 1934 and Sugar Bowl champions.[6][7]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 29at WashingtonL 0–1315,385
October 6Gonzaga*L 20–246,500
October 20Oregondagger
  • MacLean Field
  • Moscow, ID [9]
L 6–137,000
October 27at MontanaW 13–6
November 3College of Idaho*
  • MacLean Field
  • Moscow, ID [11]
W 12–02,500
November 10at Washington StateL 0–1911,000
November 17at CaliforniaL 13–4515,000
November 29at Creighton*W 13–05,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

All-conference

No Vandals were named to the All-Coast team; honorable mention were end Norman Iverson and tackle Bob McCue.[15][16]

References

  1. ^ a b "Washington State Cougars blank Idaho Vandals in traditional tussle in fall fog". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 11, 1934. p. 8.
  2. ^ a b "Cougars amaze Vandal eleven". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 12, 1934. p. 13.
  3. ^ "Coach Leo Calland resigns as director of athletics at University of Idaho". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. December 16, 1934. p. 9.
  4. ^ "Leo Calland resigns as coach". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. December 15, 1934. p. 1.
  5. ^ "Gonzaga coach looks at Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). December 17, 1934. p. 15.
  6. ^ "Ted Bank named Idaho grid coach". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. February 24, 1935. p. 3, sports.
  7. ^ "Idaho pleased with new coach from the South". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. February 25, 1935. p. 1.
  8. ^ "Idaho upset, 24-20". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 7, 1934. p. 8.
  9. ^ "Oregon wades to win from Vandals, 13-6". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 21, 1934. p. 1.
  10. ^ "Idaho is victor". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 28, 1934. p. 9.
  11. ^ "Idaho wins, 12-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 4, 1934. p. 8.
  12. ^ "California trims Idaho 45-13 while McCue and Anderson put on thrills". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 18, 1934. p. 7.
  13. ^ "Vandals victors". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 30, 1934. p. 7.
  14. ^ "Idaho Vandals drub Creighton". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Idaho). November 30, 1934. p. 12.
  15. ^ "Morse of Oregon, Mucha of Huskies only Northwest men on All-Coast team". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. p. 8.
  16. ^ "All star Coast teams selected". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 28, 1934. p. 8.