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1926 Idaho Vandals football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1926 record3–4–1 (1–4 PCC)
Head coachCharles Erb (1st season)
Home stadiumMacLean Field
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Stanford 4 0 0     10 0 1
USC 5 1 0     8 2 0
Oregon State 4 1 0     7 1 0
Washington State 4 1 0     6 1 0
Washington 3 2 0     8 2 0
Oregon 1 4 0     2 4 1
Idaho 1 4 0     3 4 1
Montana 0 4 0     3 5 0
California 0 5 0     3 6 0
† – Conference champion

The 1926 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1926 college football season. The Vandals were led by first-year head coach Charles Erb and were in their fifth season in the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at MacLean Field.

Idaho compiled a 3–4–1 overall record and went 1–4 in conference games.

In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Vandals' three-game winning streak in the series ended with a 6–0 homecoming loss in the mud on November 6.[1][2][3]

Following the departure of Matty Mathews in April for St. Louis, Erb was hired as the Vandals' head coach in May.[4] Earlier in the decade, he was an all-PCC quarterback at the University of California, leading the Wonder Teams of hall of fame head coach Andy Smith. The 23-year-old Erb was previously the head coach at the University of Nevada in Reno.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 2Montana State*T 0–0
October 9at MontanaW 27–12
October 16at WashingtonL 0–2616,891
October 23College of Idaho*
  • MacLean Field
  • Moscow, Idaho [9]
W 30–0
October 30at Oregon AgriculturalL 0–3
November 6Washington Statedagger
L 0–69,000
November 20at USCL 6–2817,400
November 25at Creighton*W 12–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cougars shatter three-year jinx". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 17. November 8, 1926. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_qIpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lfQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6517%2C1598298.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "W.S.C. kicks way to 6 to 0 victory over Idaho team". Argonaut. (University of Idaho) ((Moscow, Idaho)): p. 1. November 8, 1926. https://digital.lib.uidaho.edu/cdm/ref/collection/argonaut/id/342?_ga=2.23270778.1933784491.1511564560-1761179966.1510545196.
  3. 3.0 3.1 MacGregor, Sherman (November 9, 1926). "Meeker boots way to 6-0 victory". Evergreen. (State College of Washington) ((Pullman, Washington)): p. 1. http://content.libraries.wsu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/evergreens/id/104389/rec/77.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Erb will coach Idaho gridders". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington): p. 19. May 12, 1926. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ic5XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=i_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2386%2C2343180.
  5. "Montana State to invade Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington): p. 24. October 1, 1926. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=O89XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=j_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4042%2C59598.
  6. "Montana State and Idaho tie". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 4, sports. October 3, 1926. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rOkUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4987%2C433883.
  7. "Idaho outplays Montana to win". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, sports. October 10, 1926. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GgtWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5094%2C1545128.
  8. "Idaho beaten by U. of W., 26-0". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, sports. October 17, 1926. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=IQtWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5472%2C2582108.
  9. "Idaho Vandals display surprising strength to score 30 to 0 victory over College of Idaho". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, sports. October 24, 1926. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KQtWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6009%2C3793060.
  10. "Idaho Vandals spring surprise by holding powerful O.A.C. 3 to 0 in hard fought battle". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, sports. October 31, 1926. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LgtWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5877%2C4993080.
  11. "U.S.C. defeats Idaho, 28 to 6". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, sports. November 21, 1926. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DxsoAAAAIBAJ&sjid=A-IDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5369%2C3171362.
  12. "College scores". Chicago Daily Tribune: p. 23. November 26, 1926. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1926/11/26/page/23/article/u-of-c-gate-plan-adopted-for-army-tilt.

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