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1917 Idaho football
ConferenceIndependent
1917 record2–3
Head coachWilfred Bleamaster (2nd season)
Home stadiumMacLean Field
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The 1917 Idaho football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1917 college football season. Idaho was led by second-year head coach Wilfred Bleamaster and played as an independent; they joined the Pacific Coast Conference five years later in 1922.[1][2] Idaho had two home games in Moscow on campus at MacLean Field, with none in Boise.

Idaho dropped a fourth consecutive shutout to Washington State in the Battle of the Palouse, falling 0–19 at home.[3][4][5][6] Six years later, the Vandals won the first of three consecutive, their only three-peat in the rivalry series.

Idaho opened with three losses, then won twice for a 2–3 record. They did not play Gonzaga this season.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 20vs. Oregon AgriculturalPendleton, OR [7][8]L 6–26
October 27at OregonL 0–14
November 3Washington StateL 0–19
November 10Whitman
W 16–0
November 29at MontanaW 14–3

1918Edit

The following year in 1918, Idaho's football team was non-varsity, composed of Student Army Training Corps (SATC) players.[20] After the Armistice ending World War I, they played a limited schedule and defeated Washington State's SATC team 7–6 in Moscow in December.[21][20][22]

Idaho's first two games were against Gonzaga; the opener in Moscow on November 16 was a 13–7 Idaho win,[23] and they tied the next week in Spokane at seven points each.[24] Idaho played another in Spokane on November 30, a 0–68 loss to a team of U.S. Marines from Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California.[25][26]

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 expects upset of dope; Pullman looks for hard battle". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 19. November 2, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ksVXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NfQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5945%2C5420708.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Idaho meets W.S.C. team today". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 14. November 3, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gaVVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jeADAAAAIBAJ&pg=2997%2C2822374.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Line up against Pullman team today". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (photo) ((Washington)): p. 11. November 3, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=k8VXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NfQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6780%2C5523253.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "W.S.C. bowls over Idaho, 19 to 0, by fierce hammering of backs". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part 3. November 4, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gqVVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jeADAAAAIBAJ&pg=4368%2C3212317.
  7. Varnell, George M. (October 19, 1917). "Big gridiron offensive starts swing tomorrow". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 25. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hsVXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NfQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6719%2C4046766.
  8. "Superior weight wins for O.A.C.". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part 3. October 21, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=m94UAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jeADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6231%2C475686.
  9. "Coach at Idaho sees no victory; neither defeat". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 19. October 26, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jMVXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NfQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5102%2C4752584.
  10. "University team shuts out Idaho". Eugene Daily Guard ((Oregon)): p. 4. October 29, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=oVgUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=u_ADAAAAIBAJ&pg=4624%2C6283349.
  11. "Bitter fight coming to Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 19. November 9, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mMVXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NfQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4369%2C6101460.
  12. "Idaho meets Whitman today". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 16. November 10, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iKVVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jeADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6779%2C4088304.
  13. "Idaho "U" eleven beats Whitman". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part 3. November 11, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iaVVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jeADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6552%2C4305743.
  14. "Old Man Dope is jolted all over the Northwest". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 16. November 12, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=msVXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NfQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6761%2C6322424.
  15. "Idaho team off for Missoula". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 14. November 29, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4dZVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=muADAAAAIBAJ&pg=4075%2C793309.
  16. "Varsity leaves for Missoula determined to land Grizzly pelt". University Argonaut ((Moscow, Idaho)): p. 1. November 27, 1917. https://digital.lib.uidaho.edu/cdm/ref/collection/argonaut/id/1184?_ga=2.238102528.1009314267.1511371249-1761179966.1510545196.
  17. "Idaho wins from Montana". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 5. November 30, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xs9eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_jIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1948%2C4753958.
  18. "Idaho defeats Montana, 14 to 3". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 20. November 30, 1917. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=or9XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=K_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4969%2C1423381.
  19. "Varsity closes season with win over Bruins". University Argonaut ((Moscow, Idaho)): p. 1. December 4, 1917. https://digital.lib.uidaho.edu/cdm/ref/collection/argonaut/id/1185?_ga=2.212290964.1009314267.1511371249-1761179966.1510545196.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Football: 1918 season". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. Spring 1919. p. 117. https://issuu.com/uidahodigital/docs/gem1920/128.
  21. "Moscow plans for W.S.C. game". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part two. December 7, 1918. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=sONVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iOADAAAAIBAJ&pg=3774%2C3684048.
  22. "Idaho wins first game from WSC in five years". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part two. December 8, 1918. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=seNVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iOADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5981%2C3953990.
  23. "Idaho "U: defeats Gonzaga, 13 to 7". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part 3. November 17, 1918. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nONVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iOADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5139%2C1091123.
  24. "Gridiron season opened with Gonzaga and Idaho in 7-7 tie". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part 3. November 24, 1918. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=o-NVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iOADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5645%2C2076765.
  25. "Idaho has chance to win Coast football championship today". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 13. November 30, 1918. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=quNVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iOADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6329%2C2970600.
  26. "Devil Dog Marines romp to easy victory over Idaho - score 68-0". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, part 2. December 1, 1918. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=q-NVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iOADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5932%2C3129073.

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