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Big Sky co-champion
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
DivisionScript error
1968 record5–5 (3–1 Big Sky)
Head coachY C McNease (1st season)
CaptainKenny Dotson (DB)
CaptainRob Young (RB, PK)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
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Template:1968 Big Sky football standings The 1968 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1968 NCAA College Division football season. The Vandals were led by first-year head coach Y C McNease and played in the Big Sky Conference. 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.

This was the last season for Neale Stadium, which opened 31 years earlier in 1937. It hosted only two games in 1968, and the final one was a win over Weber State on November 2. Due to soil erosion, the wooden grandstands were deemed unsafe the following summer and home games were moved to Rogers Field in Pullman for two seasons.

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]

For the second straight season, Idaho allowed 77 points at the Astrodome in Houston.[3]


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1968 Idaho Vandals football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
WR 10 Wickboldt, JimJim Wickboldt Jr
QB 11 Olson, SteveSteve Olson So
QB 14 Lansdell, MitchMitch Lansdell So
RB, P 12 Davis, RonRon Davis So
RB 35 Yount, DaleDale Yount So
WR 38 Peterson, RussRuss Peterson
RB, PK 42 Young, RobRob Young (C) Sr
RB 43 Pearsall, JimJim Pearsall Sr
RB 44 Guillory, JeffJeff Guillory Jr
WR 45 Wilund, JimJim Wilund So
C 51 Atkinson, GaryGary Atkinson
RG 61 Chatfield, DickDick Chatfield
LG 62 Nelson, TomTom Nelson Jr
OL 67 Durham, JohnJohn Durham So
OL 68 Wimer, JimJim Wimer So
OL 70 Bennett, DavidDavid Bennett
OL 71 Thiemens, JimJim Thiemens
OL 74 Langmade, BruceBruce Langmade So
LT 77 Haney, BobBob Haney Jr
OL 78 Kelly, LarryLarry Kelly
RT 79 Grove, GaryGary Grove
TE 82 Dempsey, MikeMike Dempsey Jr
WR 84 Hendren, JerryJerry Hendren Jr
TE, P 88 Bennett, DwightDwight Bennett
TE 89 DeWaard, GordonGordon DeWaard Jr
Pos. # Name Class
S 16 Marquess, WayneWayne Marquess Jr
DB 20 Clark, DougDoug Clark Jr
DB 21 Nelson, DickDick Nelson
S 24 Juba, BobBob Juba Jr
CB 26 Chubb, ArtArt Chubb
CB 27 Dotson, KennyKenny Dotson (C) Sr
LB 31 Wiscombe, MikeMike Wiscombe So
LB 36 Gabourie, FredFred Gabourie
DB 40 Wiegman, CraigCraig Wiegman
LB 50 Owens, RooseveltRoosevelt Owens Jr
LB 55 Tasby, JoeJoe Tasby Jr
DL 60 Carson, TomTom Carson Jr
DL 63 Flynn, PatPat Flynn So
DL 66 Clauson, EdEd Clauson Jr
DL 69 Jackley, BrockBrock Jackley So
DL 73 Allen, JoeJoe Allen
DL 75 Salesky, KenKen Salesky
LB 80 Knowles, JohnJohn Knowles Jr
LB 86 Schmidt, EdEd Schmidt
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 42 Young, RobRob Young Sr
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  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt


Wide receiver Jerry Hendren and linebacker Joe Tasby were unanimous selections to the all-conference team, and were joined by running back Rob Young.[3]

NFL DraftEdit

Two juniors from the 1968 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


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