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1946 Idaho Vandals football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1946 record1–8 (0–5 PCC)
Head coachBabe Brown (2nd season)
Assistant coachWalt Price
Assistant coachRay Davis
Assistant coachSteve Belko (JV)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →
1946 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 UCLA 7 0 0     10 1 0
Oregon State 6 1 1     7 1 1
USC 5 2 0     6 4 0
Washington 5 3 0     5 4 0
Stanford 3 3 1     6 3 1
Oregon 3 4 1     4 4 1
Montana 1 3 0     4 4 0
Washington State 1 5 1     1 6 1
California 1 6 0     2 7 0
Idaho 0 5 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1946 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1946 college football season. The Vandals were led by second-year head coach James "Babe" Brown and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with none held in Boise this season.

Idaho was 1–8 overall and lost all five of their PCC games.

The Vandals' losing streak in the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State reached eighteen games, shut out 0–32 in Pullman on October 5.[1] Idaho tied the Cougars four years later, but the winless streak continued until 1954.[2]

In the rivalry game with Montana in Missoula, Idaho was blanked 0–19 to relinquish the Little Brown Stein;[3] it was the fourth of six straight shutouts in the series, with each side winning three.

Shortly after the final game on Thanksgiving, Brown resigned as head coach;[4] succeeded by Dixie Howell in February 1947.[5]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 28at StanfordL 0–45
October 52:00 pmat Washington StateL 0–3214,000
October 12at Marquette*L 6–4612,000
October 192:00 pmSan Jose State*L 14–266,000
October 262:00 pmOregondagger
  • Neale Stadium
  • Moscow, ID
L 13–266,500
November 21:00 pmat MontanaL 0–19
November 9at Oregon StateL 0–34    400
November 16Portland*
  • Neale Stadium
  • Moscow, ID [6]
W 20–61,500
November 28at Fresno State*
L 12–136,827

All-conference

No Vandals were named to the All-Coast team.[7][8][9]

References

  1. "Cougars batter Vandals in 32-0 victory". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 5. October 6, 1946. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QihmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eS8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=1194%2C403545.
  2. Boni, Bill (October 24, 1954). "Idaho thumps WSC, 10-0". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aWopAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SuYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=986%2C4301393.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Montana shoves Vandals into loop cellar". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 10. November 3, 1946. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XihmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eS8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=1272%2C2664135.
  4. "J.A. 'Babe' Brown resigns as head football coach at Idaho". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 8. November 30, 1946. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eShmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eS8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=1320%2C4894529.
  5. "Howell signed by Idaho U.". Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press ((Alabama)): p. 9. February 27, 1947. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BPo-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=YE0MAAAAIBAJ&pg=6405%2C2490185.
  6. "Vandals defeat Portland, 20-6, for first win". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 10. November 17, 1946. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bChmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eS8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=1420%2C3818521.
  7. "UCLA gets 4 on Coast team". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 11. November 27, 1946. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Q-NXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=l_UDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5034%2C6597676.
  8. "All-Coast". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 8. November 27, 1946. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dihmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eS8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=1215%2C4685714.
  9. "Six teams top Pacific Coast all-star team". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 8. November 28, 1946. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dyhmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eS8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=1444%2C4765243.

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