1912 Idaho football
1912 record2–2
Head coachJohn "Pink" Griffith (8th season)
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Template:1912 college football records The 1912 Idaho football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1912 college football season. Idaho was led by eighth-year head coach John "Pink" Griffith and played as an independent; they joined the Pacific Coast Conference ten years later in 1922.[1][2]

In the season opener in neighboring Pullman, Idaho posted the first of two straight wins over Washington State in the Battle of the Palouse, 13–0.[3][4] Rival Montana was not played this season.


October 18at Washington StateW 13–0
October 26at WashingtonL 0–24
November 2OregonMoscow, ID [7][8][9]L 0–3
November 28at WhitmanWalla Walla, WA [10]W 13–6
  • One game was played on Friday (at Washington State in Pullman)
    and one on Thursday (at Whitman in Walla Walla on Thanksgiving)


  1. "Conference to handle east-west games in future; Idaho admitted". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. December 11, 1921. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=cwpWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=veEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6138%2C8722435.
  2. "Kelley quits as coach of Idaho". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 14. June 9, 1922. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lPBVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=suEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4203%2C5373555.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Idaho crumbles W.S.C. team and wins well-played football game". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 17. October 19, 1912. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GfBVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=teADAAAAIBAJ&pg=7142%2C1656816.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Idaho wins from Pullman lineup". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 14. October 19, 1912. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hcBXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HvQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6429%2C4762639.
  5. "Idaho not in it with Washington". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part 3. October 27, 1912. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=IPBVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=teADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6106%2C2932998.
  6. "Idaho humbled by Dobie's bunch". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Oregon)): p. 20. October 28, 1912. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jMBXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HvQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4493%2C5668430.
  7. "Idaho to play Oregon "U" today". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 15. November 2, 1912. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JvBVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=teADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6451%2C3926267.
  8. Colver, J. Newton (November 3, 1912). "Oregon narrowly gains victory in pigskin battle with Idaho". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part 3. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=J_BVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=teADAAAAIBAJ&pg=4239%2C4111253.
  9. Wolfflen, Fred A. (November 4, 1912). "Cornell hero of Moscow game". Eugene Daily Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WlcUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=a_ADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6581%2C332570.
  10. "Idaho outplays Whitman and wins". Spokesman-Review. twice-a-week edition) ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 8. December 3, 1912. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Iq9XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ofMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5999%2C2588088.

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