|1946 Idaho Vandals football|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1946 record||1–8 (0–5 PCC)|
|Head coach||Babe Brown (2nd season)|
|Assistant coach||Walt Price|
|Assistant coach||Ray Davis|
|Assistant coach||Steve Belko (JV)|
|Home stadium||Neale Stadium|
|1946 PCC football standings|
|#4 UCLA †||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||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. Idaho tied the Cougars four years later, but the winless streak continued until 1954.
|September 28||at Stanford||L 0–45|
|October 5||2:00 pm||at Washington State||L 0–32||14,000|
|October 12||at Marquette*||L 6–46||12,000|
|October 19||2:00 pm||San Jose State*||L 14–26||6,000|
|October 26||2:00 pm||Oregon||L 13–26||6,500|
|November 2||1:00 pm||at Montana||L 0–19|
|November 9||at Oregon State||L 0–34||400|
|November 16||Portland*||W 20–6||1,500|
|November 28||at Fresno State*||L 12–13||6,827|
- One game was played on Thursday (at Fresno on Thanksgiving)
- "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.
- 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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- Gem of the Mountains: 1947 University of Idaho yearbook – 1946 football season
- Go Mighty Vandals – 1946 football season
- Idaho Argonaut – student newspaper – 1946 editions