|1958 [[Script error]]|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1958 record||4–5 (0–3 PCC)|
|Head coach||Skip Stahley (5th season)|
|Home stadium||Neale Stadium|
|1958 PCC football standings|
|#16 California †||6||–||1||–||0||7||–||4||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1958 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1958 NCAA University Division football season. The Vandals were led by fifth-year head coach Skip Stahley and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference, which disbanded the following spring. Home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with one home game in Boise at old Bronco Stadium at Boise Junior College.
The Vandals suffered a fourth straight loss in the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, blanked 0–8 at home on October 11. In the rivalry game with Montana at Missoula, the Vandals ran their winning streak over the Grizzlies to seven and retained the Little Brown Stein.
Junior Jim Norton of Fullerton, California was a safety and punter for nine seasons with the Houston Oilers; he was the all-time interceptions leader in the American Football League and his #43 was the first retired by the franchise.
Jim Prestel of Indianapolis was a defensive tackle for eight seasons in the NFL, primarily with the expansion Minnesota Vikings. A redshirt junior, he missed most of the previous season due to his mother's terminal illness. Selected in the sixth round of the 1959 NFL Draft, 70th overall, he was granted another year of eligibility and played for Idaho in 1959 and began his pro career with the Cleveland Browns in 1960. Prestel was also a standout player on the Vandal basketball team. He played in his final game at Idaho in the Battle of the Palouse in late October with a broken foot, then was sidelined and missed the basketball season.
|Jim Prestel ^||T||6th||70||Cleveland Browns|
^ Prestel was granted another year of eligibility and played for Idaho in 1959.
|Jim NortonScript error||WR||7th||75||Script errorDetroit LionsScript error|
- Gem of the Mountains: 1959 University of Idaho yearbook – 1958 football season
- Go Mighty Vandals – 1958 football season
- Idaho Argonaut – student newspaper – 1958 editions