|1948 [[Script error]]|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1948 record||3–6 (1–5 PCC)|
|Head coach||Dixie Howell (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Neale Stadium|
|1948 PCC football standings|
|#9 Oregon †||7||–||0||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1948 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1948 college football season. The Vandals were led by second-year head coach Dixie Howell and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with one game in Boise at Public School Field.
Idaho was 3–6 overall and won one of their six PCC games; future schedules had fewer conference matchups.
The Vandals' losing streak in the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State reached twenty games, with a 14–19 loss in Pullman on October 30. Idaho tied the Cougars two years later, but the winless streak continued until 1954.
In the rivalry game with Montana in Moscow a week earlier, Idaho won 39–0 to regain the Little Brown Stein. Montana won it back two years later with a one-point upset, then the Vandals won eight straight, through 1959.
|Carl Kiilsgaard||T||5th||61||Chicago Cardinals|
|Jerry Diehl||HB||28th||360||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Bill Fray||T||16th||191||New York Yanks|
|King Block||FB||21st||250||Detroit Lions|
|Jim Chadband||HB||28th||335||Script errorNew York YanksScript error|
- Gem of the Mountains: 1949 University of Idaho yearbook – 1948 football season
- Go Mighty Vandals – 1948 football season
- Idaho Argonaut – student newspaper – 1948 editions