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Big Sky co-champion
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
DivisionScript error
1965 record5–5 (3–1 Big Sky)
Head coachSteve Musseau (1st season)
CaptainSteve Buratto (C)
CaptainJoe Dobson (RT)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
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Template:1965 Big Sky football standings The 1965 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1965 NCAA University Division football season. The Vandals were led by first-year head coach Steve Musseau and played in the Big Sky Conference for the first time; they played the previous six seasons as an independent in the NCAA University Division. 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.


Led on the field by quarterback John Foruria and fullback Ray McDonald, both juniors, the Vandals were 5–5 overall and 3–1 in conference play. Idaho won the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State for the second straight year, this time by a score of 17–13 at Rogers Field in Pullman.[1][2] It was the first time Idaho logged consecutive wins over the Cougars in forty years. The Vandals lost close games to the other three Northwest teams of the AAWU (Pac-8).

The other two quarterbacks were Jerry Ahlin and Joe Rodriguez, who both started games in 1965.[3][4]


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1965 Idaho Vandals football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 Foruria, JohnJohn Foruria Jr
RB 14 Woolrich, MikeMike Woolrich So
QB, P 16 Rodriguez, JoeJoe Rodriguez Jr
QB 18 Gentle, PaulPaul Gentle So
RB 21 Daily, PatPat Daily Sr
WB 22 McCollum, JoeJoe McCollum Jr
FB 32 McDonald, RayRay McDonald Jr
FB 38 Jenkins, CharleyCharley Jenkins Sr
HB 40 Lavens, TimTim Lavens Jr
OL 43 Kleinkopf, KarlKarl Kleinkopf So
HB 44 Slaughter, ButchButch Slaughter Jr
C 50 Walsh, MikeMike Walsh
C 51 Buratto, SteveSteve Buratto (C) Sr
C 55 Skuse, BobBob Skuse Jr
G 62 Bryant, JackJack Bryant Sr
RG 65 Triplett, DaveDave Triplett Sr
LG 67 Ulrich, SteveSteve Ulrich So
LT 70 Fitzpatrick, GaryGary Fitzpatrick Jr
OL 72 Evans, BrianBrian Evans So
RT 79 Dobson, JoeJoe Dobson (C) Sr
WR 81 Toney, RichRich Toney So
OL 82 Bufton, BillBill Bufton Jr
E 86 Santschi, LarryLarry Santschi So
WR 88 Chapman, JoeJoe Chapman Sr
TE 89 Whitney, JohnJohn Whitney Sr
Pos. # Name Class
DE, QB 11 Ahlin, JerryJerry Ahlin Jr
S 20 Davidson, PatPat Davidson So
DB 24 Strickland, ByronByron Strickland So
DB 27 Scott, BillBill Scott Sr
DB 34 Shelt, JohnJohn Shelt So
DB, PK 36 Danielson, DarrellDarrell Danielson So
DB 42 Ahlin, JohnJohn Ahlin
DB 45 Bishop, DougDoug Bishop
DT 52 Busby, AlAl Busby Jr
LB, PK 61 Campbell, JerryJerry Campbell Sr
LB 63 Pratt, LaVerleLaVerle Pratt Jr
LB 66 Porter, RonRon Porter Jr
DT 60 Daniel, JohnJohn Daniel Jr
MG 72 Boisen, JohnJohn Boisen Sr
DL 74 Mann, VicVic Mann So
DT 75 Arndt, DickDick Arndt Jr
DE, KR 80 Miller, RayRay Miller Jr
DB 83 Bassett, BobBob Bassett Sr
DE 84 Thiemans, JimJim Thiemans So
DE 85 Stephens, TomTom Stephens Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 16 Rodriguez, JoeJoe Rodriguez Jr
PK 36 Danielson, DarrellDarrell Danielson So
PK 61 Campbell, JerryJerry Campbell Sr
KR 80 Miller, RayRay Miller Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Walt Anderson (OL)
  • Al Daniels (OB)
  • Jack Jacobsen (DB)
  • John G. Smith (DL)

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt


Seven Vandals were selected to the all-conference team: fullback Ray McDonald, guard Dave Triplett, center Steve Buratto, defensive end Tom Stephens, defensive tackle Dick Arndt, linebacker Jerry Campbell, and defensive back Bill Scott.[3][4]

On the second team were tackle Joe Dobson, guard Steve Ulrich, running back Tim Lavens, defensive end Ray Miller, middle guard John Boisen, linebacker LaVerle Pratt, and defensive back Jerry Ahlin. Honorable mention were defensive tackle John Daniel, defensive back Byron Strickland, tight end John Whitney, wide receivers Joe Chapman and Rich Toney, and tackle Gary Fitzpatrick.[3][4]

McDonald was a second-team AP All-American.[5][6]

NFL DraftEdit

Four Vandals were selected in the 1966 NFL Draft, which lasted twenty rounds (305 selections).

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Dick Arndt T 5th 77 Los Angeles Rams
Ray Miller DE 7th 108 Green Bay Packers
LaVerle Pratt LB 14th 210 St. Louis Cardinals
Joe Dobson T 15th 218 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • The first three were futures picks and played in the 1966 season for Idaho.

Four Vandal juniors were selected in the 1967 NFL/AFL Draft, the first common draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (445 selections).

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Ray McDonald RB 1st 13 Washington Redskins
Ron Porter LB 5th 126 Baltimore Colts
John Foruria QB 8th 192 Pittsburgh Steelers
Tim Lavens TE 9th 212 New Orleans Saints


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