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1949 Idaho Vandals football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1949 record3–5 (1–4 PCC)
Head coachDixie Howell (3rd season)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 California 7 0 0     10 1 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 4 2 0     7 3 1
USC 4 2 0     5 3 1
Oregon State 5 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon 2 5 0     4 6 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 7 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 6 0
Idaho 1 4 0     3 5 0
Montana 0 3 0     5 4 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1949 college football season. The Vandals were led by third-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, a final time at Public School Field.

Idaho was 3–5 overall and won one of their five PCC games.

The Vandals' losing streak in the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State reached 21 games, with a 13–35 homecoming loss in Moscow. Idaho tied the Cougars the next year, but the winless streak continued until five years later.[1]

In the rivalry game with Montana in Missoula the following week, Idaho won 47–19 to retain the Little Brown Stein in the Grizzlies' last year in the PCC. Montana returned the favor in Moscow the next year with a one-point upset, then the Vandals won eight straight, through 1959.

Babe Curfman was hired as the ends coach in February 1949;[2][3] he became head coach in April 1951.[4][5]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 1712:45 pmWillamette*W 79–05,000
September 242:00 pmat OregonL 0–41
October 112:00 pmat Texas*L 7–56
October 152:00 pmWashington Statedagger
L 13–3521,500
October 221:00 pmat MontanaW 47–198,500
October 291:00 pmvs. Portland*
W 49–21
November 52:00 pmOregon State
  • Neale Stadium
  • Moscow, ID
L 25–359,000
November 122:00 pmat StanfordL 0–6312,000

All-conference

Tackle Carl Kiilsgaard was named to the All-Coast team; honorable mention were tackle Will Overgaard, guard Roy Colquitt, quarterback John Brogan, and halfback Jerry Diehl.[6][7]

NFL Draft

Two seniors from the 1949 Vandals were selected in the 1950 NFL Draft:[8]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Carl Kiilsgaard T 5th 61 Chicago Cardinals
Jerry Diehl HB 28th 360  Pittsburgh Steelers 

Three juniors were selected in the 1951 NFL Draft:[9]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Bill Fray T 16th 191 New York Yanks
King Block FB 21st 250 Detroit Lions
Jim Chadband HB 28th 335    New York Yanks   

One sophomore was selected in the 1952 NFL Draft:[10]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Glen Christian HB 9th 105 San Francisco 49ers

References

  1. 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.
  2. "Curfman named new Idaho assistant grid coach". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 10. February 2, 1949. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vuNXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=svUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7195,4039742n.
  3. "New Vandal grid coach signs on dotted line". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. February 2, 1949. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KnpWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=g-UDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2674,4437057.
  4. "Curfman promoted to head coach at U. of Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 15. April 16, 1951. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dfJXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=T_YDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6772%2C124939.
  5. "Idaho selects Curfman as coach". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 14. April 17, 1951. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eS5WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2OUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4857,1567426.
  6. "Carl Kiilsgaard of Idaho eleven named All-Coast". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 11. November 25, 1949. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Bt5YAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0_UDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6766%2C4581731.
  7. "Idaho tackle on All-Coast squad". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 8. November 25, 1949. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GddRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yC8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=1583%2C1940256.
  8. "1950 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1950.htm. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  9. "1951 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1951.htm. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  10. "1952 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1952.htm. Retrieved November 7, 2017.

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