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

1990 Idaho Vandals football
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
1990 record9–4 (6–2 Big Sky)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorBobby Petrino (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorCraig Bray (1st season)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Nevada $^ 7 1 0     13 2 0
No. 13 Idaho ^ 6 2 0     9 4 0
No. 10 Boise State ^ 6 2 0     10 4 0
Montana 4 4 0     7 4 0
Montana State 3 5 0     5 6 0
Northern Arizona 2 6 0     3 8 0
Weber State 3 5 0     5 6 0
Eastern Washington 3 5 0     5 6 0
Idaho State 1 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Poll

The 1990 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1990 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Vandals were led by second-year head coach John L. Smith, were members of the Big Sky Conference and played their home games at the Kibbie Dome, an indoor facility on campus in Moscow, Idaho.

The three-time defending conference champion Vandals made the I-AA playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, under a third head coach. With future college hall of fame quarterback John Friesz in the NFL, Idaho was led by redshirt freshman Doug Nussmeier;[1] they finished the regular season at 8–3 and 6–2 in the Big Sky. Nussmeier's season was ended by a broken right ankle in early October,[2] and fifth-year senior Steve Nolan guided the team to seven consecutive wins,[3] including a ninth-straight victory over rival Boise State.

The season ended in the quarterfinals in December, where Idaho lost by one point at Georgia Southern,[4][5] the eventual national champion.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 11:00 p.m.Montana StateL 24–279,800
September 85:00 p.m.at Southwest Texas State*W 38–359,431
September 151:00 p.m.at Oregon*L 23–5529,637
September 221:00 p.m.Weber State
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID[8]
W 37–278,100
September 291:00 p.m.at No. 10 NevadaL 28–31 OT16,125
October 61:00 p.m.Cal State Chico*
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID[2]
W 59–217,600
October 132:00 p.m.Idaho Statedagger
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID[10]
W 41–2014,100
October 201:00 p.m.at Eastern WashingtonW 51–287,500
November 31:00 p.m.Northern Arizona
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID[12]
W 52–710,100
November 1011:00 a.m.at No. 19 MontanaNo. 17W 35–1910,720
November 1712:00 p.m.at No. 5 Boise StateNo. 14W 21–1423,273
November 2411:00 a.m.at No. 6 Southwest Missouri State*No. 13W 41–358,750
December 19:30 a.m.at No. 3 Georgia Southern*No. 13
L 27–2811,571

Roster

1990 Idaho Vandals football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR Yo Murphy So
QB Steve Nolan Sr
QB 13 Doug Nussmeier Fr
RB Roman Carter
RB 26 Devon Pearce Jr
WR 30 Kasey Dunn Jr
C 50 Mike Rice Sr
G 54 Floyd Dorry So
G 66 Chris Hoff Sr
T Jody Schnug Fr
T Chuck Yarbro Sr
T Eric Wiker Jr
TE 84 Scott Dahlquist Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 22 Kris McCall Jr
CB 23 Charlie Oliver Sr
SS 33 Terry Green Jr
CB 35 Jeff Jordan So
CB Noah Ramsey
DB Josh Moore
LB 39 Jimmy Jacobs Sr
LB 43 Roger Cecil Sr
LB Mark Matthews Sr
LB Robert Munk Jr
LB Will Saffo So
DT 59 John Sirmon So
DE 87 Jeff Robinson So
DE Gerry Keating Sr
DE Billy Sims So
DT 97 Brian Cockrell So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 14 Thane Doyle Jr
P Joe Carrasco Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt
Source:[15][20][21]

All-conference

Four Vandals made the all-conference team: running back Devon Pearce, wide receiver Kasey Dunn, cornerback Charlie Oliver, and defensive end Jeff Robinson.[22][23][24][25] Second team selections were guard Chris Hoff, tight end Scott Dahlquist, linebacker Jimmy Jacobs, and punter Joe Carrasco. Honorable mention were quarterback Steve Nolan, center Mike Rice, return specialist Roman Carter, and linebacker Mark Matthews.[22][24]

Pearce shared the Big Sky's outstanding offensive player award with quarterback Jamie Martin of Weber State.[26][27]

References

  1. ^ Stalwick, Howie (August 31, 1990). "Everyone is out gunnin' for Vandals". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). p. C1.
  2. ^ a b Lewis, Michael C. (October 8, 1990). "Win leaves UI with key loss". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1B.
  3. ^ a b Sahlberg, Bert (November 25, 1990). "Vandals take first step in playoffs". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  4. ^ a b Stalwick, Howie (December 1, 1990). "Southern-fried hype fails to blister UI". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. B1.
  5. ^ a b Stalwick, Howie (December 2, 1990). "Fumbles vandalize Idaho". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. B1.
  6. ^ Lewis, Michael C. (September 3, 1990). "Carthon's thrill sinks Vandals". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1B.
  7. ^ Lewis, Michael C. (September 10, 1990). "Vandals pick up 'ugly' win". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1B.
  8. ^ Barrows, Bob (September 23, 1990). "Idaho hands Weber St. a Pearce-ing blow". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
  9. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (September 30, 1990). "Vandals lose overtime hearbreaker". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
  10. ^ Lewis, Michael C. (October 15, 1990). "Even Nussmeier impressed by Nolan". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1B.
  11. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (October 21, 1990). "Vandals shoot down Eagles 51-28". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  12. ^ Stalwick, Howie (November 4, 1990). "Vandals look like champs in 52-7 romp". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  13. ^ Stalwick, Howie (November 11, 1990). "Robinson, Vandals trap Grizzlies". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C3.
  14. ^ Stalwick, Howie (November 17, 1990). "Idaho, Boise State go for state's gold". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. B1.
  15. ^ a b Sahlberg, Bert (November 17, 1990). "Idaho goes for nine in a row against Broncos". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1D.
  16. ^ Lewis, Michael C. (November 17, 1990). "UI goes for No. 9; WSU repeat of '82". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1E.
  17. ^ Stalwick, Howie (November 18, 1990). "Pearce divine in Vandals' win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  18. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (November 18, 1990). "Nine in a row for Idaho". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  19. ^ Lewis, Michael C. (November 19, 1990). "Big catch helps UI get it 'Dunn' at BSU". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1B.
  20. ^ "Weber State at Idaho: probable starting lineups". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). September 22, 1990. p. 14B.
  21. ^ "Idaho at Eastern Washington: probable starting lineups". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). October 20, 1990. p. 6B.
  22. ^ a b "Idaho's Pearce, Dunn named to first team". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 28, 1990. p. 1B.
  23. ^ Stalwick, Howie (November 28, 1990). "UI's Pearce unanimous pick on balanced All-Big Sky team". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.
  24. ^ a b "Oliver, Robinson make Big Sky's defensive team". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 29, 1990. p. 1B.
  25. ^ Stalwick, Howie (November 29, 1990). "Idaho's faith repaid on All-BSC defense". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D5.
  26. ^ "Pearce named Sky's MVP". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 30, 1990. p. 1B.
  27. ^ Stalwick, Howie (November 30, 1990). "Pearce shares Big Sky honor". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.