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1920 Idaho Vandals football
ConferenceIndependent
1920 record4–2
Head coachThomas Kelley (1st season)
Home stadiumMacLean Field
Seasons
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Template:1920 college football records

The 1920 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1920 college football season. Idaho was led by first-year head coach Thomas Kelley in their penultimate season as an independent before joining the Pacific Coast Conference in 1922.[1][2] The Vandals had one home game in Moscow on campus at MacLean Field, with one in Boise at the state fairgrounds.

Idaho dropped a sixth consecutive game to Washington State in the Battle of the Palouse, falling 7–14 in the opener in Moscow.[3][4] Three years later, the Vandals won the first of three consecutive, their only three-peat in the rivalry series.

After coming up six points short at Oregon to start with two losses,[5][6] Idaho won its last four games.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 15Washington StatedaggerL 7–14
October 23at OregonL 7–13
October 30at Whitman
W 21–7
November 11vs. UtahW 10–0
November 20at MontanaW 20–7
November 27at Gonzaga
W 10–7
  • daggerHomecoming
  • The Little Brown Stein trophy for the Montana game debuted eighteen years later in 1938
  • One game was played on Friday (at Moscow against Washington State)
    and one was played on Thursday (against Utah in Boise on Armistice 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 meets W.S.C. today". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 1, sec. 2. October 15, 1920. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=F3tfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ty8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=1461%2C965391.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Idaho's team was surprise". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 9. October 16, 1920. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GHtfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ty8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=2064%2C1035050.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "U. of Oregon 13 to Idaho's 7". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho)). October 24, 1920. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=HntfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ty8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=1944%2C1535924.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Oregon beats Idaho in hard fought game in Hayward stadium". Eugene Daily Guard ((Oregon)): p. 8. October 25, 1920. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yFhXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4u8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5818%2C3829217.
  7. "Whitman win? "Hardly a chance" says Borleske". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 13. October 30, 1920. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8rtXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=R_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6306%2C3665465.
  8. "'U' warriors off on their fourth and last jaunt of 1920 season". Deseret News ((Salt Lake City, Utah)): p. 4, part 2. November 10, 1920. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5BwvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=T9wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5772%2C983794.
  9. "'U' warriors fall before weightier Gem Staters in spectacular game". Deseret News ((Salt Lake City, Utah)): p. 4, part 2. November 12, 1920. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=tVROAAAAIBAJ&sjid=81UDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5750%2C1159693.
  10. "Idaho humbles Montana Bruins". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. November 21, 1920. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7fBVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=pOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4861%2C1316193.
  11. "Gonzaga and Idaho elevens face hard fight Saturday". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 23. November 26, 1920. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eL9XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=V_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6029%2C3265995.
  12. "Gonzaga holds Idaho as warm fight opens". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 6. November 27, 1920. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eb9XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=V_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6067%2C3337914.
  13. McPhee, R.G. (November 29, 1920). "Gonzaga fights hard but Idaho wins victory". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 19. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=er9XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=V_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4196%2C3485793.

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