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1932 Idaho Vandals football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1932 record3–5 (1–4 PCC)
Head coachLeo Calland (4th season)
Assistant coachRich Fox
Assistant coachGlenn Jacoby
Assistant coachOtto Anderson (freshmen)
Home stadiumMacLean Field
Seasons
← 1931
1933 →
1932 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC 6 0 0     10 0 0
Washington State 5 1 1     7 1 1
UCLA 4 2 0     6 4 0
Washington 3 2 2     6 2 2
Oregon 2 2 1     6 3 1
California 2 2 1     7 3 2
Stanford 1 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon State 1 4 0     4 6 0
Idaho 1 4 0     3 5 0
Montana 0 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion

The 1932 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1932 college football season. The Vandals were led by fourth-year head coach Leo Calland, and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Two home games were played on campus in Moscow at MacLean Field, with one in Boise at Public School Field.[1]

Idaho compiled a 3–5 overall record and lost all but one of its five games in the PCC. The Vandals were led on the field by undersized junior quarterback Wee Willie Smith, then known as "Little Giant" Willis Smith of Boise.[1][2][3] Two years later in 1934, he was a backup in the NFL with the New York Giants in their championship season.

Idaho played a night game in Los Angeles against UCLA on Friday, September 30; rain caused light attendance and a low score.[4] It was part of a Palouse–Los Angeles doubleheader in the Memorial Coliseum that weekend; USC hosted Washington State on Saturday afternoon.[5] The stadium was the prime venue of the Summer Olympics less than two months earlier.

In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Vandals suffered a fifth straight loss, falling 0–12 at Rogers Field in Pullman on November 5.[6][7] Idaho's most recent win in the series was seven years earlier in 1925 and the next was 22 years away in 1954. For fans from Spokane, a special Northern Pacific train transported fans to Pullman; the round trip fare was two dollars.[8]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24Whitman*W 49–0[9][10]
September 30at UCLAL 0–63,000[11]
October 8at Gonzaga*
L 7–209,000[12][13]
October 15at MontanaW 19–6[14]
October 22Oregondagger
  • MacLean Field
  • Moscow, ID
L 0–328,000[15][16]
November 5at Washington StateL 0–128,000[17]
November 12at CaliforniaL 6–218,000[18][19][20]
November 24vs. Utah State*
W 33–04,000[1][3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • The Little Brown Stein trophy for the Montana game debuted six years later in 1938
  • One game was played on Friday (at UCLA in Los Angeles at night)[4]
    and one was played on Thursday (in Boise against Utah State on Thanksgiving)[1][3]

All-conference

No Vandals were named to the All-Coast teams (Associated Press); junior quarterback Willis Smith was an NEA second team selection.[21][22]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Vandals trounce Utah Aggies 33-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 3. November 25, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=37FfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AjMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1465%2C3196578.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Vandals defeat Grizzlies 19-6". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 7. October 16, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uLFfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AjMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2087%2C916752.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Vandals maul Utah gridders". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 11. November 25, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=D9FXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4fQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4644%2C5209195.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Vandals defeated by UCLAs 6 to 0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 7. October 1, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qbFfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AjMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1340%2C41576.
  5. "Vandals and Cougars to invade California". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 11. September 26, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XtFXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4vQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7609%2C5280738.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Cougars defeat Vandals 12 to 0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 11. November 6, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=zLFfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AjMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1941%2C2140648.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Vandals mighty close in defeat". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 11. November 7, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_dBXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4fQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7136%2C1512376.
  8. "Hollingbery charges lie, student daub paint, guards patrol Pullman field". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 13. November 4, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-9BXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4fQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7285%2C805713.
  9. "Idaho-Whitman start is close". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 1. September 24, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XdFXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4vQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1942%2C4924792.
  10. "Vandals walk over Whitman, 49 to 0". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 8. September 25, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5dwzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bugDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1528%2C347908.
  11. Ralph Huston (October 1, 1932). "Bruins Beat Idaho; Keeble Scores Single Tally". Los Angeles Times: p. 5. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33189103/bruins_beat_idaho_keeble_scores_single/.
  12. "Gonzaga Bulldogs vanquish Vandals". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 1. October 8, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fQg0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=A_UDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5560%2C1582009.
  13. "Defeat Vandals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 9. October 8, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=sbFfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AjMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2050%2C514257.
  14. "Vandals defeat Grizzlies 19-6". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 7. October 16, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uLFfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AjMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2087%2C916752.
  15. "Oregon leads Idaho at half, 26-0". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 1. October 22, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9dwzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bugDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5695%2C1888685.
  16. "Oregon romps over Vandals to win, 32-0". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 1. October 23, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9dwzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bugDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5645%2C1923269.
  17. "Idaho Eleven Gives Cougar Team Trouble". The Ogden Standard-Examiner: p. 13. November 6, 1932. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33188231/idaho_eleven_gives_cougar_team_trouble/.
  18. William Leiser (November 13, 1932). "Bears Down Idaho, 21-6: U.C. Enjoys Breather Against Vandals at Berkeley". The San Francisco Examiner: p. 23. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33198801/bears_down_idaho_216_uc_enjoys/.
  19. "Bears win 21-6". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 7. November 13, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=07FfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AjMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1979%2C2540611.
  20. Rolfe, Phil (November 12, 1932). "Bears lead Idaho". Berkeley Daily Gazette ((California)): p. 1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=G1MiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=uaYFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1618%2C3022278.
  21. Newland, Russell J. (November 30, 1932). "All Coast team". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 7. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=37FfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AjMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1921%2C3466668.
  22. "Sanders chosen all-star twice". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 13. November 30, 1932. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=E9FXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4fQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7251%2C6158746.

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