|1967 Idaho Vandals football|
|Conference||Big Sky Conference|
|1967 record||4–6 (2–2 Big Sky)|
|Head coach||Steve Musseau (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Neale Stadium|
Template:1967 Big Sky football standings The 1967 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1967 NCAA College Division football season. The Vandals were led by third-year head coach Steve Musseau and played a third season in the Big Sky Conference. Two home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with another in Boise at old Bronco Stadium at Boise Junior College. The Vandals were 4–6 overall and 2–2 in conference play.
After fullback Ray McDonald won the NCAA rushing title in 1966, the Vandals were involuntarily dropped by the NCAA to the college division in 1967. After two seasons, Idaho returned to the university division in 1969.
Entering November at 4–3, Idaho lost its last three games, all on the road; at Weber State and non-conference blowout losses at Washington State (14–52) and Houston (6–77). The latter was at the two-year-old Astrodome and was Idaho's first game on artificial turf.
Although Musseau's .433 record was better than each of the previous eight head coaches, pressure from alumni and boosters forced his resignation, despite a signed petition by the Vandal football players that he remain for a fourth year. He stayed with the university in 1968, but outside the athletic department in a fund-raising role under the university president.
Of the five assistant coaches, only first-year line coach Ed Troxel was retained for 1968. Formerly at Borah High School in Boise, he also coached track and became the Vandals' head track coach in May 1970. Troxel was an assistant coach in football at Idaho through 1973, then was the head coach for four seasons (1974–1977).
|September 16||8:00 pm||at Pacific (CA)*||L 6–42||10,000|
|September 23||8:00 pm||at Fresno State*||W 30–14||5,500|
|September 30||12:30 pm||vs. Idaho State||W 16–6||11,000|
|October 7||1:30 pm||Montana State||L 14–41||16,500|
|October 14||12:30 pm||at Montana||W 19–14||7,200|
|October 21||1:30 pm||at Oregon *||L 6–31||16,000|
|October 28||1:30 pm||Parsons College*||W 28–27||5,000|
|November 4||12:30 pm||at Weber State||L 17–28||8,100|
|November 11||1:30 pm||at Washington State*||L 14–52||15,100|
|November 18||5:30 pm||at Houston*||L 6–77||40,464|
|1967 Idaho Vandals football team roster|
Center Steve Ulrich was a repeat selection to the all-conference team, joined by tackle Jim Thiemens, running back Jim Pearsall, and cornerback Ken Dotson. Second team (honorable mention) picks were quarterback Steve Garman, wide receiver Jerry Hendren, and linebacker Roosevelt Owens.
Two sophomores from the 1967 Vandals were selected in the 1970 NFL Draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (442 selections).
|Jerry Hendren||WR||4th||89||Denver Broncos|
|Bob Haney||T||15th||383||Detroit Lions|
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- Wilson, Mike (November 12, 1967). "Cougars end skid with 52-14 victory over Vandals". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 14. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JaFfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BzIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5339%.
- "Cougars thump Idaho 77-6 in Houston's Astrodome". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 10. November 19, 1967. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LKFfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BzIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4906%2C3253573.
- Wilson, Mike (November 28, 1967). "Musseau's resignation expected to be announced Wednesday". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 8. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NaFfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BzIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5203%2C4834446.
- "Alums stalk Idaho coach". Deseret News. UPI (Salt Lake City, Utah): p. 10B. November 28, 1967. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=II4xAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5kkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3701,7126129.
- "Vandals also need new coach; Musseau's resignation accepted". Lewiston Morning Tribune: p. 1, sec. 2. November 30, 1967. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=N6FfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BzIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4940%2C5171829.
- "Musseau still leaving Idaho: petition ends in dust". The Bulletin. UPI (Bend, Oregon): p. 6. November 30, 1967. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1243&dat=19671130&id=IjJYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NfcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4235,193602.
- "Idaho retains Musseau". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press (Spokane, Washington): p. 19. February 9, 1968. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iztWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=e-kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6370,2718635.
- "New Vandal coach will retain Troxel, let other assistants go". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 9. January 13, 1968. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MMpeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gDIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5912%2C1909900.
- "Pacific thumps Idaho Vandals 42-6". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 10. September 17, 1967. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UM9eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CzMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3819%2C2720698.
- "Improved defensive unit sparks Idaho Vandals to 30-14 victory over Fresno State Bulldogs". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 12. September 24, 1967. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=V89eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CzMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4898%2C3891667.
- Wilson, Mike (October 8, 1967). "Bobcats maul Vandals 41-14". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 12. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kahfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jTIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5049%2C1320403.
- Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 22, 1967). "Harrington-led Ducks trample Vandals, 31-6". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=i_soAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5OADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6068%2C4757211.
- "Bobcats vs. Vandals: probable lineups". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 13. October 7, 1967. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CnEpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IukDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4527%2C2443685.
- "Idaho vs. Parsons". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 13. October 27, 1967. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Y1dYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=uPcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4600%2C3267114.
- "Bobcats dominate coaches' teams". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 2. November 30, 1967. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=N6FfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BzIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5645%2C5180060.
- Gem of the Mountains: 1968 University of Idaho yearbook – 1967 football season
- Go Mighty Vandals – 1967 football season
- Idaho Argonaut – student newspaper – 1967 editions