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1913 Idaho football
ConferenceIndependent
1913 record3–3
Head coachJohn "Pink" Griffith (9th season)
Seasons
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Template:1913 college football records

The 1913 Idaho football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1913 college football season. Idaho was led by ninth-year head coach John "Pink" Griffith and played as an independent; they joined the Pacific Coast Conference nine years later in 1922.[1][2] The two home games were played in Moscow, but off campus; the new MacLean Field opened the following season.

In the season opener in Spokane, Idaho whipped Gonzaga 54−3,[3][4][5] then posted a second-straight win over Washington State in the Battle of the Palouse, 3–0 in Moscow.[6][7][8][9]

Rival Montana was not played this season, and Idaho's three losses were all in Oregon, concluding on New Year's Day against the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland.[10][11][12] With wins over Gonzaga, Washington State, and Whitman, Idaho was the champion of the Inland Empire.[13]

It was Griffith's penultimate year as head coach; he left for Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State) in Stillwater after the 1914 season.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 11at GonzagaSpokane, WA [3][4][5] (Rivalry)W 54–3
October 17Washington StateMoscow, ID [6][7][8][9] (Battle of the Palouse)W 3–0
October 25at OregonL 0–27
November 15WhitmanMoscow, ID [13]W 29–3
November 27at Oregon AgriculturalL 0–3
January 1, 1914at Multnomah A.C.L 9–20
  • One game was played on Friday (at home against Washington State) and two away games on Thursday
    (Oregon Agricultural in Corvallis on Thanksgiving, Multnomah A.C. in Portland on New Year's Day)

ReferencesEdit

  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 swamps Gonzaga team". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, part 3. October 12, 1913. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=peBVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wuADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6712%2C184287.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Idaho 54, Gonzaga 3". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 12. October 12, 1913. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hXhfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rC8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=2183%2C5908603.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Gonzaga swamped by Idaho eleven". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington): p. 16. October 13, 1913. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=HMFXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HfQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3478%2C2648648.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Idaho wins 3-0 victory over W.S.C. in their annual battle". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 18. October 18, 1913. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_-QUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wuADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6131%2C1022648.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Idaho defeats W.S.C. team". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 8. October 18, 1913. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=i3hfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rC8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=4747%2C6447716.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Idaho victorious in Pullman game". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington): p. 17. October 18, 1913. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=IcFXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HfQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6592%2C3278580.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Fatal fumbling by WSC backs". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 4, part 3. October 19, 1913. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_-QUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wuADAAAAIBAJ&pg=4455%2C1210748.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Idaho will play Multnomah team". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington): p. 20. November 27, 1913. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=IqZXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EvQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1588%2C746142.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Idaho "U" meets Multnomah men". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 15. January 1, 1914. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qOQUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vuADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6815%2C84749.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Idaho defeated in Portland game". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington): p. 16. January 2, 1914. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vr9XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HPQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4904%2C193187.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Inland Empire title to Idaho". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, part 3. November 16, 1913. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=D-UUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wuADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5021%2C5654194.
  14. "Oregon wins 27 to 0". Eugene Daily Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1. October 25, 1913. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KGtXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=afADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6038%2C2947538.
  15. "Idaho swamped by Oregon". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part 3. November 2, 1913. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BOUUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wuADAAAAIBAJ&pg=4497%2C2386854.

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