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1914 Idaho football
1914 record2–3–1
Head coachJohn "Pink" Griffith (10th season)
Home stadiumMacLean Field
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Template:1914 college football records The 1914 Idaho football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1914 college football season. Idaho was led by tenth-year head coach John "Pink" Griffith and played as an independent; they joined the Pacific Coast Conference eight years later in 1922.[1][2] The first three games were at home in Moscow, with the opener at the fairgrounds,[3] and two on campus at the new MacLean Field.

In the season opener, Idaho defeated Gonzaga 5−3,[3][4][5] then played a scoreless tie with Montana in the mud in the MacLean Field debut.[6]

After two consecutive wins in the series, Idaho lost to Washington State in the Battle of the Palouse, falling 0–3 at Rogers Field in Pullman. The weather was ideal but the only score was a drop-kick field goal in the second quarter.[7] Nine years later, the Vandals won the first of three consecutive, their only three-peat in the rivalry series.

Idaho tallied a mere twelve points in its six games. In the opener, they scored on a field goal and a safety on a punt return,[3][4][5] then went scoreless in the next four games. The sole Idaho touchdown came in the final game on a forward pass for the game's only score.[8][9]

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


October 10Gonzaga
W 5–3
October 17MontanaT 0–0
October 24Oregon
  • MacLean Field
  • Moscow, ID [10]
L 0–13
November 7at Washington StateL 0–3
November 14vs. Oregon Agricultural
L 0–26
November 26at WhitmanWalla Walla, WA [8][9]W 7–0


  1. "Conference to handle east-west games in future; Idaho admitted". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, sports. December 11, 1921.
  2. "Kelley quits as coach of Idaho". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 14. June 9, 1922.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Idaho defeats Gonzaga squad". University Argonaut. (University of Idaho) (Moscow, Idaho): p. 1. October 15, 1914.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Gonzaga beaten by Idaho's men". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington): p. 1. October 10, 1914.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Idaho "U" barely defeats Gonzaga". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 4, part 3. October 11, 1914.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Idaho holds big Montana eleven". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, part 3. October 11, 1914.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Spokane boy's drop kick spells victory for W.S.C. over Idaho, 3-0". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, part 3. November 8, 1914.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Idaho scores in first quarter". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington): p. 6. November 26, 1914.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Idaho defeats Whitman College". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington): p. 20. November 27, 1914.
  10. "Oregon defeats Idaho "U", 13 to 0". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part 3. October 25, 1914.
  11. "O.A.C. smothers Idaho, 26-0". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 4, part 3. November 15, 1914.

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