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1939 Idaho Vandals football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1939 record2–6 (0–3 PCC)
Head coachTed Bank (5th season)
Assistant coachBob Tessier
Assistant coachGlenn Jacoby
Assistant coachForrest Twogood
Assistant coachWalt Price (freshmen)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 USC 5 0 2     8 0 2
#7 UCLA 5 0 3     6 0 4
Oregon State 6 1 1     9 1 1
Washington 4 4 0     4 5 1
Oregon 3 3 1     3 4 1
Washington State 3 5 0     4 5 0
Montana 1 2 0     3 6 0
California 2 5 0     3 7 0
Stanford 0 6 1     1 7 1
Idaho 0 3 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1939 college football season. The Vandals were led by fifth-year head coach Ted Bank, and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at Neale Stadium, with one game in Boise at Public School Field.

The Vandals were 2–6 overall and lost all three conference games. They did not play any of the four teams from California teams, Washington, or Oregon. In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Vandals suffered a twelfth straight loss, falling 13–21 at Rogers Field in Pullman on November 11.[1] Idaho's most recent win in the series was a fourteen years earlier in 1925 and the next was fifteen years away in 1954.

Two weeks earlier, Idaho began a rare three-year losing streak to Montana in the Little Brown Stein rivalry with a 13-point shutout at homecoming in Moscow.[2] While Montana was in the PCC (through 1949), the loser of the game was frequently last in the conference standings.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 302:00 pmMontana State*W 7–6
October 72:00 pmat Oregon StateL 6–7
October 132:00 pmat Gonzaga*L 0–19
October 211:00 pmvs. Utah*L 0–356,500
October 282:00 pmMontanadagger
L 0–13
November 42:00 pmUtah State*
  • Neale Stadium
  • Moscow, ID [7]
W 19–72,500
November 112:00 pmat Washington StateL 13–2112,000
November 231:00 pmat Denver*L 0–2314,000
  • One game was played on Friday (Gonzaga at Spokane)
    and one on Thursday (at Denver on Thanksgiving)

All-conference[edit | edit source]

No Vandals were named to the All-Coast team; honorable mention were ends Ray Smith and Emory Howard, guard Tony Kamelevicz, and center Tony Aschenbrenner.[9][10][11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Idaho loses by one touchdown in 'Civil War'". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 10. November 12, 1939. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NJBfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vDAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1611%2C3077307.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Grizzlies take Vandals, 13-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 11. October 29, 1939. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JpBfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vDAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1787%2C2122338.
  3. "Vandals defeat Montana State in grid opener". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 11. October 1, 1939. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CpBfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vDAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1503%2C79201.
  4. "Beavers barely able to defeat Vandals 7 to 6". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 12. October 8, 1939. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EZBfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vDAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1816%2C599822.
  5. "Bulldogs take Vandals 19-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 8. October 14, 1939. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=F5BfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vDAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3394%2C1013186.
  6. "Utah trounces Vandals, 35-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 13. October 22, 1939. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=H5BfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vDAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1535%2C1613431.
  7. "Vandals defeat Utah State 19-7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 10. November 5, 1939. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LZBfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vDAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1644%2C2611174.
  8. "Vandals slowed by rarified air". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 8. November 24, 1939. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QJBfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vDAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1504%2C3919753.
  9. "All-Pacific Coast football team lists tough fast group". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 15. December 8, 1939. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=oW9WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JuQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6975%2C2374283.
  10. "All-star Coast football team selected by AP". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 11. December 8, 1939. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TpBfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vDAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1690%2C4922990.
  11. "Dusky gridder tops all-star". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 17. December 8, 1939. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XNtXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0PUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7272%2C1835913.

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