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1961 [[Script error]]
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ConferenceIndependent
1961 record2–7
Head coachSkip Stahley (8th season)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
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1961 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Rutgers         9 0 0
No. 17 Arizona         8 1 1
Memphis State         8 2 0
Villanova         8 2 0
No. 17 Penn State         8 3 0
No. 14 Syracuse         8 3 0
Holy Cross         7 3 0
Navy         7 3 0
Miami (FL)         7 4 0
Army         6 4 0
San Jose State         6 4 0
Xavier         6 4 0
Colgate         5 4 0
Detroit         5 4 0
Pacific         5 4 0
Houston         5 4 1
Notre Dame         5 5 0
Oregon State         5 5 0
Florida State         4 5 1
Boston University         4 5 0
Boston College         4 6 0
Oregon         4 6 0
Air Force         3 7 0
Pittsburgh         3 7 0
Washington State         3 7 0
Idaho         2 7 0
Dayton         2 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. Led by eighth-year head coach Skip Stahley, the Vandals were an independent in the NCAA's University Division and went 2–7. Two home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with one in Boise at old Bronco Stadium at Boise Junior College.

The Vandals suffered a seventh straight loss in the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, blanked 0–34 in Pullman in mid-October.[1][2] In the rivalry game with Montana, the Vandals regained the Little Brown Stein with a 16–14 win in the season finale at Boise.[3][4]

In Idaho's seven losses, they were outscored 319 to 22, with three shutouts; the worst was a 69–0 rout by Utah State in a blizzard at Logan.[5][6][7] Since the disbanding of the Pacific Coast Conference in the spring of 1959, Idaho's football teams had a .138 record in three seasons as an independent. Stahley had taken on the dual role of athletic director in July 1960;[8][9] he stepped down as head football coach in January 1962,[10][11] and his successor was Dee Andros, the line coach at Illinois, hired in February.[12][13][14] Stahley continued as Idaho's AD until mid-1964, when he departed for a similar position at Portland State College.[15]

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All-CoastEdit

Tight end Reggie Carolan was Idaho's only All-Coast selection, on the second team.[1][2][3]

NFL DraftEdit

One fifth-year senior from the 1961 Vandals was previously selected in the 1961 NFL Draft:[4]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Reggie Carolan TE 8th 102 Los Angeles Rams

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cougars' Campbell repeats as All-Coast end". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 13. December 7, 1961. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=1rBeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=py8MAAAAIBAJ&pg=6033%2C1049878.
  2. "1961 All-Coast team". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 1D. December 7, 1961. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=z_1VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9uIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4848%2C1223305.
  3. "Hugh leads Coast stars". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 13. December 7, 1961. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=o1spAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_ecDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6794%2C2110740.
  4. "1961 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1961.htm. Retrieved November 5, 2017.

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