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

1965 Idaho Vandals football
Big Sky co-champion
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
1965 record5–5 (3–1 Big Sky)
Head coach
Captains
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Weber State + 3 1 0 8 1 0
Idaho + 3 1 0 5 5 0
Montana 2 2 0 4 6 0
Idaho State 1 3 0 3 5 1
Montana State 1 3 0 3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1965 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1965 NCAA University Division football season. The Vandals were led by first-year head coach Steve Musseau and played in the Big Sky Conference for the first time; they played the previous six seasons as an independent in the NCAA University Division. 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.

Season

Led on the field by quarterback John Foruria and fullback Ray McDonald, both juniors, the Vandals were 5–5 overall and 3–1 in conference play. Idaho won the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State for the second straight year, this time by a score of 17–13 at Rogers Field in Pullman.[1][2] It was the first time Idaho logged consecutive wins over the Cougars in forty years. The Vandals lost close games to the other three Northwest teams of the AAWU (Pac-8).

The other two quarterbacks were Jerry Ahlin and Joe Rodriguez, who both started games in 1965.[3][4]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 181:30 pmat Washington*L 9–1454,500
September 251:30 pmSan Jose State*W 17–710,500
October 21:30 pmat Washington State*W 17–1322,600
October 912:30 pmat Utah State*L 19–3013,732
October 1612:30 pmvs. Oregon State*L 14–1613,000
October 2312:30 pmat MontanaW 35–77,100
October 301:30 pmat Oregon*L 14–1715,500
November 612:30 pmat Weber StateL 7–148,029
November 131:30 pmIdaho Statedagger
  • Neale Stadium
  • Moscow, Idaho [4]
W 15–712,250
November 201:30 pmMontana State
W 54–03,500

Roster

1965 Idaho Vandals football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 John Foruria Jr
RB 14 Mike Woolrich So
QB, P 16 Joe Rodriguez Jr
QB 18 Paul Gentle So
RB 21 Pat Daily Sr
WB 22 Joe McCollum Jr
FB 32 Ray McDonald Jr
FB 38 Charley Jenkins Sr
HB 40 Tim Lavens Jr
OL 43 Karl Kleinkopf So
HB 44 Butch Slaughter Jr
C 50 Mike Walsh
C 51 Steve Buratto (C) Sr
C 55 Bob Skuse Jr
G 62 Jack Bryant Sr
RG 65 Dave Triplett Sr
LG 67 Steve Ulrich So
LT 70 Gary Fitzpatrick Jr
OL 72 Brian Evans So
RT 79 Joe Dobson (C) Sr
WR 81 Rich Toney So
OL 82 Bill Bufton Jr
E 86 Larry Santschi So
WR 88 Joe Chapman Sr
TE 89 John Whitney Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE, QB 11 Jerry Ahlin Jr
S 20 Pat Davidson So
DB 24 Byron Strickland So
DB 27 Bill Scott Sr
DB 34 John Shelt So
DB, PK 36 Darrell Danielson So
DB 42 John Ahlin
DB 45 Doug Bishop
DT 52 Al Busby Jr
LB, PK 61 Jerry Campbell Sr
LB 63 LaVerle Pratt Jr
LB 66 Ron Porter Jr
DT 60 John Daniel Jr
MG 72 John Boisen Sr
DL 74 Vic Mann So
DT 75 Dick Arndt Jr
DE, KR 80 Ray Miller Jr
DB 83 Bob Bassett Sr
DE 84 Jim Thiemans So
DE 85 Tom Stephens Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 16 Joe Rodriguez Jr
PK 36 Darrell Danielson So
PK 61 Jerry Campbell Sr
KR 80 Ray Miller Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Walt Anderson (OL)
  • Al Daniels (OB)
  • Jack Jacobsen (DB)
  • John G. Smith (DL)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt
Source:[15][16]

All-conference

Seven Vandals were selected to the all-conference team: fullback Ray McDonald, guard Dave Triplett, center Steve Buratto, defensive end Tom Stephens, defensive tackle Dick Arndt, linebacker Jerry Campbell, and defensive back Bill Scott.[17][18]

On the second team were tackle Joe Dobson, guard Steve Ulrich, running back Tim Lavens, defensive end Ray Miller, middle guard John Boisen, linebacker LaVerle Pratt, and defensive back Jerry Ahlin. Honorable mention were defensive tackle John Daniel, defensive back Byron Strickland, tight end John Whitney, wide receivers Joe Chapman and Rich Toney, and tackle Gary Fitzpatrick.[17][18]

McDonald was a second-team AP All-American.[19][20]

NFL Draft

Four Vandals were selected in the 1966 NFL Draft, which lasted twenty rounds (305 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Dick Arndt T 5th 77 Los Angeles Rams
Ray Miller DE 7th 108 Green Bay Packers
LaVerle Pratt LB 14th 210 St. Louis Cardinals
Joe Dobson T 15th 218 Pittsburgh Steelers


Four Vandal juniors were selected in the 1967 NFL/AFL Draft, the first common draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (445 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Ray McDonald RB 1st 13 Washington Redskins
Ron Porter LB 5th 126 Baltimore Colts
John Foruria QB 8th 192 Pittsburgh Steelers
Tim Lavens TE 9th 212 New Orleans Saints

References

  1. ^ a b Missildine, Harry (October 3, 1965). "Charging Vandals defeat WSU 17-13". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports.
  2. ^ a b "Idaho Vandals crush Cougars' hopes". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 3, 1965. p. 2B.
  3. ^ a b "Oregon duo beats Idaho". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 31, 1965. p. 1, sports.
  4. ^ a b "Idaho survives mistakes to defeat Idaho State 15-7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 14, 1965. p. 14.
  5. ^ Payne, Bob (September 19, 1965). "Tod Hullin pulls out UW bacon". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports.
  6. ^ "Favored Huskies squeak past battling Vandals 14-9". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). September 19, 1965. p. 12.
  7. ^ "Idaho Vandals post 17-7 triumph over San Jose". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 26, 1965. p. 17.
  8. ^ Payne, Bob (October 10, 1965). "Idaho beaten by Utah State". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports.
  9. ^ "Field goal difference in OSU win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 17, 1965. p. 2B.
  10. ^ Payne, Bob (October 24, 1965). "'Mighty Ray' sparks rout". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports.
  11. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 31, 1965). "Oregon finally on winning trail". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  12. ^ "Underdog Weber upsets injury-hit Idaho Vandals 14-7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 7, 1965. p. 12.
  13. ^ "Idaho stuns Montana State with surprising 54-0 win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 21, 1965. p. 1, sports.
  14. ^ "McDonald tops 1,000 yards as Vandals rout Bobcats". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 21, 1965. p. 14.
  15. ^ "WSU versus Idaho: rosters". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 1, 1965. p. 15.
  16. ^ "Vandals vs. Cougars". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 2, 1965. p. 9.
  17. ^ a b "7 Vandals selected on All-Big Sky grid teams". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 26, 1966. p. 11.
  18. ^ a b "Otton, Buratto voted all-league". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 27, 1965. p. 2.
  19. ^ "McDonald gets berth on second unit All-America". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. December 2, 1965. p. 18.
  20. ^ "McDonald honored by AP". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). December 2, 1965. p. 27.