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

1958 Idaho Vandals football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1958 record4–5 (0–3 PCC)
Head coach
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 Pacific Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 16 California $ 6 1 0 7 4 0
Washington State 6 2 0 7 3 0
USC 4 2 1 4 5 1
Oregon State 5 3 0 6 4 0
Oregon 4 4 0 4 6 0
UCLA 2 4 1 3 6 1
Stanford 2 5 0 2 8 0
Washington 1 6 0 3 7 0
Idaho 0 3 0 4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1958 NCAA University Division football season. The Vandals were led by fifth-year head coach Skip Stahley and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference, which disbanded the following spring. Home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with one home game in Boise at old Bronco Stadium at Boise Junior College.

The Vandals suffered a fourth straight loss in the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, blanked 0–8 at home on October 11.[1][2] In the rivalry game with Montana at Missoula, the Vandals ran their winning streak over the Grizzlies to seven and retained the Little Brown Stein.[3]

Notable players

Although Jerry Kramer and Wayne Walker began their long careers in the NFL in 1958, the Vandals retained some notable players.

Junior Jim Norton of Fullerton, California was a safety and punter for nine seasons with the Houston Oilers; he was the all-time interceptions leader in the American Football League and his #43 was the first retired by the franchise.

Jim Prestel of Indianapolis was a defensive tackle for eight seasons in the NFL, primarily with the expansion Minnesota Vikings. A redshirt junior, he missed most of the previous season due to his mother's terminal illness.[4][5] Selected in the sixth round of the 1959 NFL Draft, 70th overall, he was granted another year of eligibility and played for Idaho in 1959 and began his pro career with the Cleveland Browns in 1960. Prestel was also a standout player on the Vandal basketball team.[6] He played in his final game at Idaho in the Battle of the Palouse in late October with a broken foot, then was sidelined and missed the basketball season.[7]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 201:30 pmat OregonL 0–2714,200
September 2711:30 amat Missouri*L 10–1418,000
October 47:00 pmat Utah*W 20–016,718
October 111:30 pmWashington StateL 0–814,000
October 181:30 pmOregon Statedagger
L 6–208,000
October 257:00 pmat Arizona*W 24–16
November 112:30 pmvs. San Jose State*L 6–419,500
November 81:00 pmat Montana*W 14–62,500
November 151:30 pmat Utah State*
W 34–73,600

All-Coast

Main article: 1958 All-Pacific Coast football team

No Vandals made the All-Coast team, but tackle Pete Johnson was a second team selection. Honorable mention were tackle Jim Prestel, guard Jim Roussos, and back Bob Dehlinger.[22][23]

NFL Draft

One senior was selected in the 1959 NFL Draft:[24]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Jim Prestel ^ T 6th 70 Cleveland Browns

^ Prestel was granted another year of eligibility and played for Idaho in 1959.

Two fifth-year seniors were previously selected in the 1958 NFL Draft:[25]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Wade Patterson E 16th 183 Chicago Cardinals
Pete Johnson T 18th 216 Cleveland Browns

Two juniors were selected in the 1960 NFL Draft:[26]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
    Jim Norton     WR 7th 75       Detroit Lions      
Stan Fanning T 11th 128 Chicago Bears

References

  1. ^ a b Missildine, Harry (November 12, 1958). "WSC squeaks by burly Vandals, 8 to 0". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 1, sports.
  2. ^ a b "WSC loses Newman but salvages 8-0 victory over Idaho". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 12, 1958. p. 8.
  3. ^ a b May, Danny (November 9, 1958). "Steady Idaho tops Grizzlies by 14 to 6". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 2, sports.
  4. ^ "Injuries bench 5 key players on Idaho squad". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. October 10, 1957. p. 34.
  5. ^ "Flu bug hits Vandal coach". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 22, 1957. p. 8.
  6. ^ "Vandals tab Prestal". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. September 2, 1959. p. 13.
  7. ^ Missildine, Harry (November 30, 1959). "If not all-coast, Jim's all-heart". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 12.
  8. ^ Strite, Dick (September 21, 1958). "Webfoots whip Idaho in PCC opener, 27-0". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1B.
  9. ^ "Vandals' showing disappoints coach". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. September 22, 1958. p. 15.
  10. ^ Missildine, Harry (September 28, 1958). "Vandals, Cougars edged in thrillers". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 1, sports.
  11. ^ "Vandals roll over Utah 20-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 5, 1958. p. 2.
  12. ^ Ferguson, George (October 6, 1958). "U. faces more woes – Bears next". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. p. 6B.
  13. ^ "Beavers come from behind for 20-6 win". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 19, 1958. p. 1B.
  14. ^ "WSC drops Ducks, OSC downs Idaho". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. October 19, 1958. p. 1, sports.
  15. ^ "Idaho comes from behind to topple Arizona, 24-16". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 26, 1958. p. 8.
  16. ^ "Winning Vandals hit by injuries". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. October 27, 1958. p. 19.
  17. ^ "WSC humbles UCLA, Idaho is crushed". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. November 2, 1958. p. 1, sports.
  18. ^ "Crippled Vandals prep for Montana". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. November 3, 1958. p. 25.
  19. ^ "Vandals eye sweep over Utah elevens". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. November 10, 1958. p. 21.
  20. ^ Missildine, Harry (November 16, 1958). "Vandals blister Aggies, 34-7; play inspired imaginative". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 2, sports.
  21. ^ Nielsen, Chris (November 17, 1958). "Aggies given 3-day 'taboo' on football". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. p. B3.
  22. ^ "Nelson and Morrell named to All-Coast eleven". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. December 2, 1958. p. 15.
  23. ^ "UO's Grottkau voted to AP's All-West Coast football team". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 2, 1958. p. 2B.
  24. ^ "1959 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  25. ^ "1958 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  26. ^ "1960 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 2, 2017.