|1936 Idaho Vandals football|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1936 record||3–7 (0–4 PCC)|
|Head coach||Ted Bank (2nd season)|
|Assistant coach||Percy Clapp|
|Assistant coach||Bob Tessier|
|Assistant coach||Al Paddock (freshmen)|
|Home stadium||MacLean Field|
|1936 PCC football standings|
|#5 Washington †||7||–||0||–||1||7||–||2||–||1|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1936 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1936 college football season. The Vandals were led by second-year head coach Ted Bank, and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at MacLean Field, with none in Boise.
Idaho compiled a 3–7 overall record and lost all four games in the PCC.
In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Vandals suffered a ninth straight loss, falling 0–14 at homecoming in Moscow on October 10. Idaho's most recent win in the series was eleven years earlier in 1925 and the next was eighteen years away in 1954.
Future coaches among the Vandal players included sophomores Tony Knap, Lyle Smith, and Steve Belko.
This was the final season for varsity football at MacLean Field and its final game on November 21 was a Vandal win; grading began on the new stadium site to the west in late summer 1936, and it opened the following season as Neale Stadium.
|September 26||Whitman*||W 25–6||5,000|
|October 3||at Washington||L 0–22||10,481|
|October 10||Washington State||L 0–14||12,500|
|October 17||vs. Oregon||L 0–13||8,000|
|October 24||at Nevada*||L 6–7||6,000|
|October 31||at Gonzaga*||W 18–7||8,500|
|November 7||vs. Saint Mary's (CA)*||L 7–26|
|November 14||at Montana||L 0–16||6,000|
|November 21||North Dakota State*||W 13–12||3,200|
|November 26||vs. Utah State*||L 0–10||11,000|
- The Little Brown Stein trophy for the Montana game debuted two years later in 1938
- One game was played on Thursday (Utah State at Ogden on Thanksgiving)
- "W.S.C. Cougars defeat Idaho Vandals 14-0 before homecoming crowd of 12,500 at Moscow". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 11. October 11, 1936. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eKtfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qDIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1630%2C727879.
- "Idaho takes 13-12 win from Dakota". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 14. November 22, 1936. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FrlWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=T-kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3472%2C5119207.
- "Revenge sweet as Idaho wins". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. September 27, 1936. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JdITAAAAIBAJ&sjid=fOMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3632%2C4291440.
- Simpson, Ned (October 18, 1936). "Oregon takes Vandals 13-0 in last push". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=87hWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=T-kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5612%2C2133026.
- "Nevada Wolves nose out Idaho". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 10. October 25, 1936. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=e6tfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qDIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1515%2C1686226.
- Stark, Charles R., Jr. (November 1, 1936). "Vandals spring major upset as they crash through to wild victory". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=o_EUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ruMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6449%2C478110.
- "Vandals smack Bulldog rivals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 12. November 1, 1936. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gKtfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qDIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1965%2C2201861.
- "St. Mary's drubs Idaho 26-7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 10. November 8, 1936. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hKtfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qDIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1708%2C2723846.
- "Grizzlies smash down Idaho, 16-0". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 14. November 15, 1936. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=D7lWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=T-kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3954%2C4548996.
- Corbett, Mack (November 27, 1936). "Utah Aggies subdue Idaho Vandals 10-0 with superior offense". Deseret News ((Salt Lake City, Utah)): p. 15. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5pROAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2bUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6617%2C3066782.
- "Utah State defeats Idaho for clear season". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 13. November 27, 1936. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MlkpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rOMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6807%2C4205020.
- "Karamatic and Goddard among Northwest luminaries on Associated Press All-Coast team". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 18. December 3, 1936. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4AYVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=v-MDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5114%2C601492.
- "AP All-Coast grid team". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 8. December 3, 1936. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=IblWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=T-kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5193%2C5948301.
- Gem of the Mountains: 1937 University of Idaho yearbook – 1936 football season
- Go Mighty Vandals – 1936 football season
- Idaho Argonaut – student newspaper – 1936 editions