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ConferencePacific Coast Conference
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1937 record4–3–1 (2–2 PCC)
Head coachTed Bank (3rd season)
Assistant coachBob Tessier
Assistant coachGlenn Jacoby
Assistant coachForrest Twogood
Assistant coachAl Paddock (freshmen)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
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1937 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 California 6 0 1     10 0 1
Stanford 4 2 1     4 3 2
Washington 4 2 2     7 2 2
Washington State 3 3 2     3 3 3
Idaho 2 2 0     4 3 1
Oregon State 2 3 3     3 3 3
USC 2 3 2     4 4 2
Oregon 2 5 0     4 6 0
UCLA 1 5 1     2 6 1
Montana 0 1 0     7 1 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1937 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1937 college football season. The Vandals were led by third-year head coach Ted Bank,[1] and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at the new Neale Stadium, with one in Boise at Public School Field.[2][3]


Led on the field by passing halfback Hal Roise, Idaho compiled a 4–3–1 overall record and were 2–2 in the PCC. The recently completed Neale Stadium hosted an upset homecoming win over favored Oregon State,[4][5][6][7] the first of four straight wins to open the venue.

In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Vandals suffered a tenth straight loss, falling 13–0 in the rain in Pullman on October 2.[8][9][10] Idaho's most recent win in the series was a dozen years earlier in 1925 and the next was seventeen years away, in 1954.

The Vandals finished the season with a pair of 6–0 shutout victories over Gonzaga in Spokane,[11][12][13] and Montana in Moscow.[14] It was the only loss of the year for the Grizzlies and their only conference game scheduled.[15] The team recorded four shutouts and yielded only 53 points in eight games, but tallied only 35 and went scoreless three times.

The winning season was the first for Idaho football in a decade and it was followed up with a better record in 1938. Future coaches among the Vandal players included Tony Knap, Lyle Smith, and Steve Belko.


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No Vandals were named to the All-Coast team; honorable mention were end Tony Knap, tackle George Thiessen, and guard Walter Musial.[3]


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  3. "A.P. 1937 All-Pacific Coast team". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 14. December 2, 1937.

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