1928 Idaho Vandals football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1928 record3–4–1 (2–3 PCC)
Head coachCharles Erb (3rd season)
Assistant coachStewart Beam
Assistant coachRich Fox
Assistant coachGlenn Jacoby (freshmen)
Home stadiumMacLean Field
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC 4 0 1     9 0 1
California 3 0 2     6 2 2
Stanford 4 1 1     8 3 1
Oregon 4 2 0     9 2 0
Washington State 4 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon State 2 3 0     6 3 0
Idaho 2 3 0     3 4 1
Washington 2 4 0     7 4 0
UCLA 0 4 0     4 4 1
Montana 0 5 0     4 5 1
† – Conference champion

The 1928 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1928 college football season. The Vandals were led by third-year head coach Charles Erb and were in their seventh 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 2–3 in conference games.

In their first year in the conference,[1] UCLA traveled to Moscow in late October and fell, 20–6.[2][3] It was UCLA's only loss in the seven-game series; the teams have not met since 1948. Idaho's only other win over a PCC team from the state of California came in 1947 at Stanford.[4]

The week after the win over UCLA was the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State,[5] and the visiting Cougars inflicted a 26–0 homecoming shutout before 10,000;[6] the teams had tied the previous season in Pullman.[7][8] Prior to the start of the game, the new Memorial Gymnasium was presented to the university;[6] the venue honors state residents who gave their lives in the service of their country in World War I.[9][10][11]

Amid speculation about his future at Idaho,[12] Erb resigned on December 22, four weeks after the season's completion.[13] He was succeeded by Leo Calland, a USC assistant coach and former player for the Trojans.[14][15]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 29Montana State*L 13–15
October 6at Gonzaga*T 6–6
October 13Whitman*
  • MacLean Field
  • Moscow, ID [21]
W 26–13
October 19at StanfordL 0–4719,000
October 27UCLA
W 20–6
November 3Washington Statedagger
L 0–2610,000
November 17at MontanaW 21–7
November 24at USCL 7–2810,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Idaho to play U.C.L.A. Saturday". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. October 21, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Tw1WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6744%2C3504223.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Tromple Bruins". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 15. October 28, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=cpRfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CzEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1617%2C4943740.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Idaho is victor over U.C.L.A., 20-6". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. October 28, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ExFWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jOIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5929%2C4930962.
  4. "Honest, Mister, Idaho beat Stanford - 19 to 16!". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 8. September 28, 1947. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=z5lfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jjEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1585%2C6829682.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Russell, Eugene H. (November 3, 1928). "W.S.C. and Idaho teams clash today in annual gridiron game". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 15. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ne0UAAAAIBAJ&sjid=juIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7024%2C308851.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Russell, Eugene H. (November 4, 1928). "Washington State College overwhelms Idaho, 26 to 0, before homecoming crowd of 10,000". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Lw1WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IOIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6335%2C647054.
  7. "Battle to 7–7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 12. November 12, 1927. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SLBfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1TIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2563%2C3436960.
  8. "Meeker's dashes hold Idaho team". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 12. November 12, 1927. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=d81XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=l_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6231%2C2428362.
  9. "Memorial Gymnasium". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. 1929. p. 9. http://issuu.com/uidahodigital/docs/gem1929/13.
  10. "Idaho U plans memorial gym". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 8. August 20, 1923. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=U8hXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=avQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6648,3075872.
  11. "Memorial gym opening dated". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 3. June 2, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0M5XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=o_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4319,533201.
  12. Phillips, Bob (December 15, 1928). "Idaho is flirting with Mathews again". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 8. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Lc9XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qvQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6479%2C3351298.
  13. "Vandal vacancy lures coaches". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 10. December 24, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NM9XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qvQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6754%2C5339937.
  14. "Calland named to coach Idaho in Erb's stead". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 10. March 1, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qJtfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ljEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3092%2C54530.
  15. "Calland will have charge of sports". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 10. March 2, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qZtfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ljEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4794%2C121443.
  16. "Pick first Vandal squad; 21 players". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 14. September 29, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=X5RfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CzEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2179%2C2398313.
  17. "Montana State wins from Vandals 15-13". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 14. September 30, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=YJRfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CzEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4323%2C2488364.
  18. "Battle royal promised Vandal and Bulldog". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 20. October 5, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PctXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rPQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6629%2C1260208.
  19. "Gonzaga and Idaho clash today in their 15th annual grid game". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 15. October 6, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_xBWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jOIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6476%2C748702.
  20. "Idaho held 6-6". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 15. October 7, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Z5RfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CzEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1281%2C3087792.
  21. "Idaho defeats Whitman, 26-13". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. October 14, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BRFWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jOIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6025%2C2245841.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Idaho battles Stanford today". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 17. October 19, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Tg1WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6106%2C3181107.
  23. "Stanford wins from Idaho, 47-0". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 15. October 20, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CxFWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jOIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6501%2C3366517.
  24. Waldorf, Stan (October 20, 1928). "Cards display great offense against Idaho". San Jose Evening News ((California)): p. 6. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=sy8iAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BqQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1467%2C2042433.
  25. "Late rampage crushes Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 8. October 20, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TMtXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rPQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4071%2C4684681.
  26. "Three big games hold interest". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 15. November 16, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aQ9WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=juIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6806%2C2682880.
  27. "U.S.C. has best claim to title". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 13. November 26, 1928. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=cg9WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=juIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4255%2C4435506.

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