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1948 [[Script error]]
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ConferencePacific Coast Conference
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1948 record3–6 (1–5 PCC)
Head coachDixie Howell (2nd season)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
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1949 →
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1948 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Oregon 7 0 0     9 2 0
#4 California 6 0 0     10 1 0
USC 4 2 0     6 3 1
Washington State 4 3 1     4 5 1
Stanford 3 4 0     4 6 0
Oregon State 2 3 2     5 4 3
Washington 2 5 1     2 7 1
UCLA 2 6 0     3 7 0
Idaho 1 5 0     3 6 0
Montana 0 3 0     3 7 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.[1]

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.[2][3] Idaho tied the Cougars two years later, but the winless streak continued until 1954.[4]

In the rivalry game with Montana in Moscow a week earlier, Idaho won 39–0 to regain the Little Brown Stein.[5][6] Montana won it back two years later with a one-point upset,[7] then the Vandals won eight straight, through 1959.

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All-conferenceEdit

No Vandals were named to the All-Coast team; honorable mention were tackles Carl Kiilsgaard and Will Overgaard, guard Wilbur Ruleman, and back John Brogan.[1][2]

NFL DraftEdit

Two juniors from the 1948 Vandals were selected in the 1950 NFL Draft:[3]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Carl KiilsgaardT 5th 61 Chicago Cardinals
Jerry DiehlHB 28th 360  Pittsburgh Steelers 

Three sophomores were selected in the 1951 NFL Draft:[4]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Bill FrayT 16th 191 New York Yanks
King BlockFB 21st 250 Detroit Lions
Jim ChadbandHB 28th 335 Script errorNew York YanksScript error

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