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1967 Idaho Vandals football
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
1967 record4–6 (2–2 Big Sky)
Head coachSteve Musseau (3rd season)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
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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.[1] After two seasons, Idaho returned to the university division in 1969.[2]

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)[3] and Houston (6–77).[4] 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,[5][6][7] despite a signed petition by the Vandal football players that he remain for a fourth year.[8] He stayed with the university in 1968, but outside the athletic department in a fund-raising role under the university president.[9]

Of the five assistant coaches, only first-year line coach Ed Troxel was retained for 1968.[10] 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 (19741977).


September 168:00 pmat Pacific (CA)*
L 6–4210,000
September 238:00 pmat Fresno State*
W 30–145,500
September 3012:30 pmvs. Idaho State
W 16–611,000
October 71:30 pmMontana StatedaggerL 14–4116,500
October 1412:30 pmat MontanaW 19–147,200
October 211:30 pmat Oregon [14]*L 6–3116,000
October 281:30 pmParsons College*
  • Neale Stadium
  • Moscow, Idaho
W 28–275,000
November 412:30 pmat Weber State
  • Wildcat Stadium
  • Ogden, Utah
L 17–288,100
November 111:30 pmat Washington State*L 14–5215,100
November 185:30 pmat Houston*L 6–7740,464


1967 Idaho Vandals football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
QB 11 Olson, SteveSteve Olson File:Redshirt.svg So
QB 14 Gentle, PaulPaul Gentle Sr
QB 18 Garman, SteveSteve Garman Jr
RB 20 Davidson, PatPat Davidson Sr
RB, P 34 Linterman, RudyRudy Linterman So
RB 36 Roberts, RonRon Roberts So
RB 42 Young, RobRob Young Jr
RB 43 Pearsall, JimJim Pearsall Jr
RB 44 Guillory, JeffJeff Guillory So
C 51 Atkinson, GaryGary Atkinson Jr
C 52 Streumpf, AndyAndy Streumpf
C 54 Chatfield, DickDick Chatfield Jr
RG 61 Kleinkopf, KarlKarl Kleinkopf Sr
G 62 Nelson, TomTom Nelson So
LG 67 Ulrich, SteveSteve Ulrich Sr
G 69 Eichhorn, DannyDanny Eichhorn
RT 71 Thiemens, JimJim Thiemens Sr
T 72 Evans, BrianBrian Evans Sr
T 77 Haney, BobBob Haney So
LT 79 Grove, GaryGary Grove Jr
WR 81 Toney, RichRich Toney Sr
WR 84 Hendren, JerryJerry Hendren So
TE 89 DeWaard, GordonGordon DeWaard So
Pos. # Name Class
DB, QB 10 Wickboldt, JimJim Wickboldt So
S 16 Marquess, WayneWayne Marquess So
DB 20 Clark, DougDoug Clark Jr
CB 21 Nelson, DickDick Nelson Jr
DB 22 Forland, JohnJohn Forland
S 24 Strickland, ByronByron Strickland Sr
CB 27 Dotson, KennyKenny Dotson Jr
SS, PK 36 Danielson, DarrellDarrell Danielson Sr
LB 40 Chubb, ArtArt Chubb
DE 45 Eugene, MikeMike Eugene
LB 50 Schuh, ChrisChris Schuh
LB 55 Tasby, JoeJoe Tasby So
MG 60 Carson, TomTom Carson So
LB 65 Owens, RooseveltRoosevelt Owens So
DT 66 Clauson, EdEd Clauson So
DT 70 Jackley, BrockBrock Jackley So
LB 73 Schmidt, EdEd Schmidt
MG 74 Mann, VicVic Mann Sr
DT 78 Jacobson, JohnJohn Jacobson So
DE 80 Knowles, JohnJohn Knowles So
DT 82 Whidder, DougDoug Whidder
DE 83 Kluth, BillBill Kluth
DE 85 Miller, KurtKurt Miller So
S 86 Smith, GeorgeGeorge Smith Sr
S 88 Fields, JimJim Fields So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 34 Linterman, RudyRudy Linterman So
PK 36 Danielson, DarrellDarrell Danielson Sr
Head coach
  • Steve Musseau (3rd year)
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Billy Hughes (DB)
  • George Davis (DL)
  • Herb Adams (OB)
  • Ed Troxel (OL)
  • Norm Thomas
    (Freshmen team)

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt


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.[17]

NFL Draft

Two sophomores from the 1967 Vandals were selected in the 1970 NFL Draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (442 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Jerry Hendren WR 4th 89 Denver Broncos
Bob Haney T 15th 383 Detroit Lions


  1. "Ostyn says Pacific cost major status". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press (Spokane, Washington): p. 15. August 9, 1967.,2583457.
  2. "NCAA ups 4 colleges". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press: p. 22. July 2, 1969.,291028.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wilson, Mike (November 12, 1967). "Cougars end skid with 52-14 victory over Vandals". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Cougars thump Idaho 77-6 in Houston's Astrodome". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 10. November 19, 1967.
  5. Wilson, Mike (November 28, 1967). "Musseau's resignation expected to be announced Wednesday". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 8.
  6. "Alums stalk Idaho coach". Deseret News. UPI (Salt Lake City, Utah): p. 10B. November 28, 1967.,7126129.
  7. "Vandals also need new coach; Musseau's resignation accepted". Lewiston Morning Tribune: p. 1, sec. 2. November 30, 1967.
  8. "Musseau still leaving Idaho: petition ends in dust". The Bulletin. UPI (Bend, Oregon): p. 6. November 30, 1967.,193602.
  9. "Idaho retains Musseau". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press (Spokane, Washington): p. 19. February 9, 1968.,2718635.
  10. "New Vandal coach will retain Troxel, let other assistants go". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 9. January 13, 1968.
  11. "Pacific thumps Idaho Vandals 42-6". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 10. September 17, 1967.
  12. "Improved defensive unit sparks Idaho Vandals to 30-14 victory over Fresno State Bulldogs". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 12. September 24, 1967.
  13. Wilson, Mike (October 8, 1967). "Bobcats maul Vandals 41-14". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 12.
  14. Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 22, 1967). "Harrington-led Ducks trample Vandals, 31-6". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B.
  15. "Bobcats vs. Vandals: probable lineups". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 13. October 7, 1967.
  16. "Idaho vs. Parsons". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 13. October 27, 1967.
  17. "Bobcats dominate coaches' teams". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 2. November 30, 1967.

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