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1940 [[Script error]]
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ConferencePacific Coast Conference
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1940 record1–7–1 (0–4 PCC)
Head coachTed Bank (6th season)
Assistant coachBob Tessier
Assistant coachForrest Twogood
Assistant coachWalt Price (freshmen)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
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1940 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Stanford 7 0 0     10 0 0
#10 Washington 7 1 0     7 2 0
Oregon State 4 3 1     5 3 1
Washington State 3 4 2     4 4 2
Oregon 3 4 1     4 4 1
California 3 4 0     4 6 0
USC 2 3 2     3 4 2
Montana 1 2 0     4 4 1
UCLA 1 6 0     1 9 0
Idaho 0 4 0     1 7 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1940 college football season. The Vandals were led by sixth-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 1–7–1 overall and lost all four conference games. They did not play any of the four teams from California or the Oregon Webfoots. In the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, the Vandals suffered a thirteenth straight loss, falling 0–26 at homecoming in Moscow on November 2.[1] Idaho's most recent win in the series was a fifteen years earlier in 1925 and the next was fourteen years away in 1954.

A week later, Idaho continued its rare three-year losing streak to Montana in the Little Brown Stein rivalry with a ten-point loss at Missoula.[2] It improved the Grizzlies' record against the Vandals to .278.[3] While Montana was in the PCC (through 1949), the loser of the game was frequently last in the conference standings. This was the seventh game of the season, and the first in which Idaho scored.

Bank was relieved of his coaching duties in January 1941,[4][5][6][7] succeeded by Francis Schmidt of Ohio State.[8]

ScheduleEdit

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  • One game was played on Thursday (at Utah in Salt Lake City on Thanksgiving)

All-conferenceEdit

No Vandals were named to the All-Coast team; honorable mention were end Chace Anderson, tackle Glenn Rathbun, and guard Len Zenkevitch.[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Leading clubs fill All-Coast". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 9. December 7, 1940. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lihWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CuQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6834%2C2084642.
  2. "A.P. All-Coast". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 12. December 6, 1940. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=srBWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=V-gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6485%2C2526455.
  3. "Major press services name the 1940 All-Coast grid teams". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press, United Press ((Washington)): p. 13. December 6, 1940. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ddB7do2jUx8C&dat=19401206&printsec=frontpage&hl=en.

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