|1968 Idaho Vandals football|
Big Sky co-champion
|Conference||Big Sky Conference|
|1968 record||5–5 (3–1 Big Sky)|
|Home stadium||Neale Stadium|
|1968 Big Sky Conference football standings|
|Montana State +||3||–||1||–||0||6||–||4||–||0|
|Weber State +||3||–||1||–||0||7||–||2||–||0|
The 1968 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1968 NCAA College Division football season. The Vandals were led by first-year head coach Y C McNease and played in the Big Sky Conference. 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.
This was the last season for Neale Stadium, which opened 31 years earlier in 1937. It hosted only two games in 1968, and the final one was a win over Weber State on November 2. Due to soil erosion, the wooden grandstands were deemed unsafe the following summer and home games were moved to Rogers Field in Pullman for two seasons.
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. After two seasons, Idaho returned to the university division in 1969.
For the second straight season, Idaho allowed 77 points at the Astrodome in Houston.
|September 14||7:00 pm||vs. Montana State||L 14–17||8,500|
|September 21||1:30 pm||at Washington State*||L 7–14||23,612|
|September 28||1:00 pm||at Idaho State||W 35–15|
|October 5||12:30 pm||vs. Pacific*||W 31–14||8,500|
|October 12||1:30 pm||Montana||W 56–45||10,793|
|October 19||1:30 pm||at Oregon*||L 8–23||17,250|
|October 26||1:30 pm||at Washington*||L 7–37||49,538|
|November 2||12:30 pm||Weber State||W 50–42||10,005|
|November 9||8:00 pm||at San Jose State*||W 35–17||10,500|
|November 16||5:30 pm||at No. 14 Houston*||L 3–77||30,412|
|1968 Idaho Vandals football team roster|
Wide receiver Jerry Hendren and linebacker Joe Tasby were unanimous selections to the all-conference team, and were joined by running back Rob Young.
Two juniors from the 1968 Vandals were selected in the 1970 NFL Draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (442 selections).
|Jerry Hendren||WR||4th||89||Denver Broncos|
|Bob Haney||T||15th||383||Detroit Lions|