|1972 [[Script error]]|
|Conference||Big Sky Conference|
|1972 record||4–7 (2–3 Big Sky)|
|Head coach||Don Robbins (3rd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Bobby Thompson (4th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Ray Fulton  (3rd season)|
|Base defense||5–2 |
|Captain||Rand Marquess (LB)|
|Captain||Kent Muhlbeier (C)|
|Home stadium||new Idaho Stadium|
Template:1972 Big Sky football standings The 1972 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1972 NCAA University Division football season. The Vandals were led by third-year head coach Don Robbins and were members of the Big Sky Conference. They played their home games at new Idaho Stadium, an unlit outdoor facility on campus in Moscow, Idaho.
With quarterbacks Rick Seefried, Dave Comstock, and Ross Goddard running the offense, the Vandals were defending Big Sky champions. They were 4–7 overall and 2–3 in the Big Sky in 1972.
In their second game with new rival Boise State, the Vandals won 22–21 in the rain at Bronco Stadium on November 25 to even up the series; Idaho did not schedule Northern Arizona until 1975 and played only five games in conference.
University division Edit
Through 1977, the Big Sky was a college division (renamed Division II in 1973) conference for football, except for university division (Division I) member Idaho, which moved down to the new Division I-AA in 1978. Idaho maintained its upper division status in the NCAA by playing university division non-conference opponents (and was ineligible for the college division postseason).
|1972 Idaho Vandals football team roster|
| Special teams
The Vandal co-captains, center Ken Muhlbeier and linebacker Rand Marquess, were selected to the Big Sky all-conference team. Three Idaho players were named to the second team: running back Bernie Rembert, tight end Darrell Burchfeld, and defensive end Alofa Tauvage.
One Vandal senior was selected in the 1973 NFL Draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (442 selections).
|Ken Muhlbeier||C||16th||400||Denver Broncos|
Two juniors were selected in the following year's draft in 1974, which lasted seventeen rounds (442 selections).
|Bob Van Duyne||G||10th||240||Baltimore Colts|
|Randy Hall||DB||13th||317||Baltimore Colts|
- ↑ "First string lineups". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 11. September 16, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qIxfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mzAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5524%2C3453860.
- ↑ "Huskies vs. Vandals: probable starters". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 12. October 14, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Nc8RAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VO0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5029%2C5744730.
- ↑ "Idaho needs win (rosters)". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 15. November 10, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Z8QSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=a_gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4516%2C3570151.
- ↑ Manders, Jim (November 11, 1972). "Vandals end home campaign". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 15. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=boJfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lTAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3225%2C3075678.
- ↑ Emerson, Paul (November 25, 1972). "Idaho ends disappointing season in game with arch rival Broncos". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 13. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fIJfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lTAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5511%2C7112946.
- ↑ "Idaho ends grid year at Boise". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 12. November 25, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8eURAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Ee0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=7250%2C3691363.
- ↑ "MSU places five players on Sky team". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 27. December 7, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=c70RAAAAIBAJ&sjid=oewDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6156%2C2688183.
- ↑ "2 Vandals picked". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 44. December 7, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7qFYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kPgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7347%2C198380.
- Gem of the Mountains: 1973 University of Idaho yearbook – 1972 football season
- Go Mighty Vandals – 1972 – Idaho and the PCAA
- Idaho Argonaut – student newspaper – 1972 editions