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1929 Idaho Vandals football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1929 record4–5 (1–4 PCC)
Head coachLeo Calland (1st season)
Assistant coachOtto Anderson
Assistant coachRich Fox
Assistant coachGlenn Jacoby (freshmen)
Home stadiumMacLean Field
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC 6 1 0     10 2 0
Stanford 5 1 0     9 2 0
Oregon 4 1 0     7 3 0
California 4 1 0     7 1 1
Washington State 4 2 0     10 2 0
UCLA 1 3 0     4 4 0
Oregon State 1 4 0     5 4 0
Idaho 1 4 0     4 5 0
Montana 0 4 1     3 5 1
Washington 0 5 1     2 6 1
† – Conference champion

The 1929 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1929 college football season. The Vandals were led by first-year head coach Leo Calland and were in their eighth season in the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at MacLean Field. Idaho compiled a 4–5 overall record and went 1–4 in conference games.

Calland was previously a USC assistant coach and a former player for the Trojans,[1][2] a guard and captain as a senior on the 1922 team that won the Rose Bowl. Raised in Seattle, he was also the head coach of the USC basketball team for two seasons.[3][4]

In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Cougars won for the second straight year,[5][6] their first at home in Pullman in eight years.

The Vandals finished the season with a two-game road trip to Los Angeles and Pocatello in southeastern Idaho. Calland's return to USC was harsh, with a 72-point shutout by the Trojans to extend the season's losing streak to five games.[7] The final game on Thanksgiving was a 41–7 win over the Tigers of the university's Southern Branch,[8] today's Idaho State University, but then a two-year school.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 28Montana State*W 39–6
October 5Whitman*
  • MacLean Field
  • Moscow, Idaho [13]
W 41–7
October 12Montana
W 19–0
October 19at OregonL 7–3420,000
October 26at Oregon StateL 0–27
November 9at Washington StateL 7–4110,000
November 16Gonzaga*dagger
L 14–20  8,000
November 23at USCL 0–7210,000
November 28at Idaho – Southern Branch*Pocatello, Idaho [8]W 41–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • The Little Brown Stein trophy for the Montana game debuted nine years later in 1938
  • One game was played on Thursday (Southern Branch at Pocatello on Thanksgiving)

All-conferenceEdit

No Vandals were named to the All-Coast team.[20][21] on the All-Northwest team, tackle Gordon Diehl and center Lester Kirkpatrick were first team selections.[22][23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "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.
  2. "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.
  3. "Calland to head Idaho athletics". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 14. March 2, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZO0UAAAAIBAJ&sjid=keIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6157%2C354466.
  4. "Calland undecided upon his assistant". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington): p. 1, section 2. March 2, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ts5XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=r_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6380%2C412814.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Russell, Eugene H. (November 10, 1929). "W.S.C. defeats Idaho, 41 to 7, before 10,000 fans". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, sports. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jLNYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6044%2C2608060.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Cougars blast Idaho 41 to 7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 9. November 10, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hqlfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=izIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1576%2C829231.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "USC beats Vandals in 72 to 0 frolic". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 13. November 24, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kalfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=izIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1085%2C2012221.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Vandals trim Southern Branch by 41-7 score". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 12. November 29, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lqlfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=izIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4754%2C2444629.
  9. "Vandals open up". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 12. September 27, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8ZlfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iDEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3350%2C2088690.
  10. "Calland mum on grid hopes". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington): p. 29. September 27, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NqMpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=u_QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6689%2C6111721.
  11. "Idaho tramples Montana State". Spokesman-Review (Spokesman-Review): p. 1, sports. September 29, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ubRQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ReIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5426%2C6679426.
  12. "Vandals defeat Montana State". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 11. September 29, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8plfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iDEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1165%2C2239131.
  13. "Idaho defeats Whitman Saints". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 13. October 6, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=95lfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iDEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1092%2C2835514.
  14. "Vandals crush Montana 19-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 11. October 13, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-5lfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iDEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1704%2C3408815.
  15. "Oregon-Idaho tied at quarter 7-7". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press (Oregon): p. 1. October 19, 1927. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JEIUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=W-gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5152%2C1394874.
  16. "Oregon eleven smashes Idaho". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 11. October 20, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AZpfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iDEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1873%2C3982042.
  17. "Vandals crushed". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 9. October 27, 1927. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CJpfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iDEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1310%2C4555975.
  18. "Gonzaga and Idaho clash today in 16th annual gridiron battle". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington)): p. 18. November 16, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kLNYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6322%2C4018315.
  19. "Passing attack gives Gonzaga 20 to 14 victory over University of Idaho in hard battle and Idaho clash today in their 15th annual grid game". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. November 17, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kbNYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6046%2C4270107.
  20. "Pick Cost team". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 12. December 3, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=malfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=izIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1675%2C2774465.
  21. "Austin Colbert, Webfoot, rates tackle on All-Coast team". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 9. December 3, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gZ0zAAAAIBAJ&sjid=W-gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4503%2C4529471.
  22. "Name all-star teams in Coast conference". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 24. November 28, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BeAqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rfQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6598%2C6163700.
  23. "Pick North team". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 12. November 29, 1929. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lqlfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=izIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2359%2C2442689.

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