1967 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
Record4–6 (2–2 Big Sky)
Head coach
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Montana State $ 4 0 0 7 3 0
Montana 2 2 0 7 3 0
Weber State 2 2 0 6 4 0
Idaho 2 2 0 4 6 0
Idaho State 0 4 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1967 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1967 NCAA College Division football season. The Vandals were led by third-year head coach Steve Musseau and played a third season in the Big Sky Conference. Two home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with another in Boise at old Bronco Stadium at Boise Junior College. The Vandals were 4–6 overall and 2–2 in conference play.

After fullback Ray McDonald won the NCAA rushing title in 1966, the Vandals were involuntarily dropped by the NCAA to the College Division in 1967.[1] After two seasons, Idaho returned to the NCAA University Division in 1969.[2]

Entering November at 4–3, Idaho lost its last three games, all on the road; at Weber State and non-conference blowout losses at Washington State (14–52)[3] and Houston (6–77).[4] The latter was at the two-year-old Astrodome and was Idaho's first game on artificial turf.

Although Musseau's 13–17 (.433) record was better than each of the previous eight head coaches, pressure from alumni and boosters forced his resignation,[5][6][7] despite a signed petition by the Vandal football players that he remain for a fourth year.[8] He stayed with the university in 1968, but outside the athletic department in a fund-raising role under the university president.[9]

Of the five assistant coaches, only first-year line coach Ed Troxel was retained for 1968.[10] Formerly at Borah High School in Boise, he also coached track and became the Vandals' head track coach in May 1970. Troxel was an assistant coach in football at Idaho through 1973, then was the head coach for four seasons (19741977).

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 168:00 pmat Pacific (CA)*L 6–4210,000
September 238:00 pmat Fresno State*W 30–14  5,500[11]
September 3012:30 pmvs. Idaho StateW 16–611,000
October 71:30 pmMontana StatedaggerL 14–4116,500[12]
October 1412:30 pmat MontanaW 19–14  7,200
October 211:30 pmat Oregon*L 6–3116,000[13]
October 281:30 pmParsons College*
  • Neale Stadium
  • Moscow, Idaho
W 28–27  5,000
November 412:30 pmat Weber StateL 17–28  8,100
November 111:30 pmat Washington State*L 14–5215,100[3]
November 185:30 pmat Houston*L 6–7740,464[4]

Roster

1967 Idaho Vandals football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 11 Steve Olson
Redshirt.svg
 So
QB 14 Paul Gentle Sr
QB 18 Steve Garman Jr
RB 20 Pat Davidson Sr
RB, P 34 Rudy Linterman So
RB 36 Ron Roberts So
RB 42 Rob Young Jr
RB 43 Jim Pearsall Jr
RB 44 Jeff Guillory So
C 51 Gary Atkinson Jr
C 52 Andy Streumpf
C 54 Dick Chatfield Jr
RG 61 Karl Kleinkopf Sr
G 62 Tom Nelson So
LG 67 Steve Ulrich Sr
G 69 Danny Eichhorn
RT 71 Jim Thiemens Sr
OT 72 Brian Evans Sr
OT 77 Bob Haney So
LT 79 Gary Grove Jr
WR 81 Rich Toney Sr
WR 84 Jerry Hendren So
TE 89 Gordon DeWaard So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB, QB 10 Jim Wickboldt So
S 16 Wayne Marquess So
DB 20 Doug Clark Jr
CB 21 Dick Nelson Jr
DB 22 John Forland
S 24 Byron Strickland Sr
CB 27 Kenny Dotson Jr
SS, PK 36 Darrell Danielson Sr
LB 40 Art Chubb
DE 45 Mike Eugene
LB 50 Chris Schuh
LB 55 Joe Tasby So
MG 60 Tom Carson So
LB 65 Roosevelt Owens So
DT 66 Ed Clauson So
DT 70 Brock Jackley So
LB 73 Ed Schmidt
MG 74 Vic Mann Sr
DT 78 John Jacobson So
DE 80 John Knowles So
DT 82 Doug Whidder
DE 83 Bill Kluth
DE 85 Kurt Miller So
S 86 George Smith Sr
S 88 Jim Fields So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 34 Rudy Linterman So
PK 36 Darrell Danielson Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Billy Hughes (DB)
  • George Davis (DL)
  • Herb Adams (OB)
  • Ed Troxel (OL)
  • Norm Thomas
    (Freshmen team)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt
Source:[14][15]

All-conference

Center Steve Ulrich was a repeat selection to the all-conference team, joined by tackle Jim Thiemens, running back Jim Pearsall, and cornerback Ken Dotson. Second team (honorable mention) picks were quarterback Steve Garman, wide receiver Jerry Hendren, and linebacker Roosevelt Owens.[16]

NFL Draft

Two sophomores from the 1967 Vandals were selected in the 1970 NFL Draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (442 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Jerry Hendren WR 4th 89 Denver Broncos
Bob Haney T 15th 383 Detroit Lions

References

  1. ^ "Ostyn says Pacific cost major status". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. August 9, 1967. p. 15.
  2. ^ "NCAA ups 4 colleges". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. July 2, 1969. p. 22.
  3. ^ a b Wilson, Mike (November 12, 1967). "Cougars end skid with 52-14 victory over Vandals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 14.
  4. ^ a b "Cougars thump Idaho 77-6 in Houston's Astrodome". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. November 19, 1967. p. 10.
  5. ^ Wilson, Mike (November 28, 1967). "Musseau's resignation expected to be announced Wednesday". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 8.
  6. ^ "Alums stalk Idaho coach". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. UPI. November 28, 1967. p. 10B.
  7. ^ "Vandals also need new coach; Musseau's resignation accepted". Lewiston Morning Tribune. November 30, 1967. p. 1, sec. 2.
  8. ^ "Musseau still leaving Idaho: petition ends in dust". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. UPI. November 30, 1967. p. 6.
  9. ^ "Idaho retains Musseau". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. February 9, 1968. p. 19.
  10. ^ "New Vandal coach will retain Troxel, let other assistants go". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. January 13, 1968. p. 9.
  11. ^ "Improved defensive unit sparks Idaho Vandals to 30-14 victory over Fresno State Bulldogs". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. September 24, 1967. p. 12.
  12. ^ Wilson, Mike (October 8, 1967). "Bobcats maul Vandals 41-14". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 12.
  13. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 22, 1967). "Harrington-led Ducks trample Vandals, 31-6". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1B.
  14. ^ "Bobcats vs. Vandals: probable lineups". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 7, 1967. p. 13.
  15. ^ "Idaho vs. Parsons". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 27, 1967. p. 13.
  16. ^ "Bobcats dominate coaches' teams". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 30, 1967. p. 2.