Coordinates: 46°43′34″N 117°01′05″W / 46.726°N 117.018°W / 46.726; -117.018

1948 Idaho Vandals football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1948 record3–6 (1–5 PCC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Pacific Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 California ^ + 6 0 0 10 1 0
No. 9 Oregon + 7 0 0 9 2 0
USC 4 2 0 6 3 1
Washington State 4 3 1 4 5 1
Stanford 3 4 0 4 6 0
Oregon State 2 3 2 5 4 3
Washington 2 5 1 2 7 1
UCLA 2 6 0 3 7 0
Idaho 1 5 0 3 6 0
Montana 0 3 0 3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Selected as Rose Bowl representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1948 college football season. The Vandals were led by second-year head coach Dixie Howell and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with one game in Boise at Public School Field.[1]

Idaho was 3–6 overall and won one of their six PCC games; future schedules had fewer conference matchups. A night game was played in late September in Salt Lake City, a loss to Utah.[2][3]

The Vandals' losing streak in the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State reached twenty games, with a 14–19 loss in Pullman on October 30.[4][5] Idaho tied the Cougars two years later, but the winless streak continued until 1954.[6]

In the rivalry game with Montana in Moscow a week earlier, Idaho won 39–0 to regain the Little Brown Stein.[7][8] Montana won it back two years later with a one-point upset,[9] then the Vandals won eight straight, through 1959.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 182:00 pmat Oregon StateL 12–27  8,500
September 257:00 pmat Utah*L 6–2118,099
October 22:00 pmat UCLAL 12–2821,024
October 92:00 pmOregondaggerL 8–1512,000
October 232:00 pmMontana
W 39–0  7,500
October 302:00 pmat Washington StateL 14–1917,000
November 61:00 pmvs. Montana State*W 28–12  5,500
November 132:00 pmPortland*
  • Neale Stadium
  • Moscow, ID [16]
W 28–0  4,500
November 202:00 pmat WashingtonL 7–3420,000

All-conference

No Vandals were named to the All-Coast team; honorable mention were tackles Carl Kiilsgaard and Will Overgaard, guard Wilbur Ruleman, and back John Brogan.[18][19]

NFL Draft

Two juniors from the 1948 Vandals were selected in the 1950 NFL Draft:[20]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Carl Kiilsgaard T 5th 61 Chicago Cardinals
Jerry Diehl HB 28th 360  Pittsburgh Steelers 

Three sophomores were selected in the 1951 NFL Draft:[21]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Bill Fray T 16th 191 New York Yanks
King Block FB 21st 250 Detroit Lions
Jim Chadband HB 28th 335    New York Yanks   

References

  1. ^ a b "Sell-out seen in Boise tilt". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 6, 1948. p. 10.
  2. ^ a b "Utah's passing attack defeats Idaho Vandals 21-6". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 26, 1948. p. 16.
  3. ^ a b Miller, Hack (September 26, 1948). "Redskin sweet revenge, Utah 21, Idaho 6". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. C-1.
  4. ^ a b Faris, Don (October 31, 1948). "Cougars post 19-14 win over 'jinxed' Vandal gridders". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 8.
  5. ^ a b May, Danny (October 31, 1948). "Cougars maintain jinx over Idaho with 19-14 win at Pullman". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports.
  6. ^ Boni, Bill (October 24, 1954). "Idaho thumps WSC, 10-0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports.
  7. ^ a b Faris, Don (October 24, 1948). "Vandals wallop hapless Montana 39-0 for first win". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 8.
  8. ^ a b "Vandals walk over weak Montana, 39-0". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). United Press. October 24, 1948. p. 16.
  9. ^ "Montana edges Idaho 28-27". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 1, 1950. p. 8.
  10. ^ "OSC Beaver reserves trump stumbling Vandals 27-12". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 19, 1948. p. 8.
  11. ^ "Beavers whip Idaho, 27-12". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). United Press. September 19, 1948. p. 13.
  12. ^ "Vandals score twice but lose". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 3, 1948. p. 8.
  13. ^ "Oregon edges Idaho 15-8 in close homecoming tussle". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). October 10, 1948. p. 9.
  14. ^ Lichtman, Art (October 10, 1948). "A bad Oregon day, despite 15-8 win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1.
  15. ^ "Idaho Vandals overpower surprising Montana State College, 28-12". Sokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 7, 1948. p. 1, sports.
  16. ^ "Idaho romps over Portland, 28-0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 14, 1948. p. 1, sports.
  17. ^ Ashlock, Herb (November 22, 1948). "Four games remain; Husky passing downs Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 14.
  18. ^ "California dominates All-Coast". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 29, 1948. p. 11.
  19. ^ "Oregon, Cal dominate All-Coast". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 30, 1948. p. 16.
  20. ^ "1950 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  21. ^ "1951 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 8, 2017.