|1940 [[Script error]]|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1940 record||1–7–1 (0–4 PCC)|
|Head coach||Ted Bank (6th season)|
|Assistant coach||Bob Tessier|
|Assistant coach||Forrest Twogood|
|Assistant coach||Walt Price (freshmen)|
|Home stadium||Neale Stadium|
|1940 PCC football standings|
|#2 Stanford †||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||0||–||0|
|† – 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. 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. It improved the Grizzlies' record against the Vandals to .278. 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.
- One game was played on Thursday (at Utah in Salt Lake City on Thanksgiving)
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.
- Gem of the Mountains: 1941 University of Idaho yearbook – 1940 football season
- Go Mighty Vandals – 1940 football season
- Idaho Argonaut – student newspaper – 1940 editions