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ConferenceBig Sky Conference
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1972 record4–7 (2–3 Big Sky)
Head coachDon Robbins (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorBobby Thompson (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorRay Fulton [1][2] (3rd season)
Base defense5–2 [1]
CaptainRand Marquess (LB)
CaptainKent Muhlbeier (C)
Home stadiumnew Idaho Stadium
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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 the Battle of the Palouse, Idaho suffered a fifth straight loss to neighbor Washington State of the Pac-8, falling 35–14 at the new Martin Stadium in Pullman on October 7.[1]

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;[2] 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).


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1972 Idaho Vandals football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
FL 10 Hamm, CurtCurt Hamm
QB 12 Goddard, RossRoss Goddard So
QB 14 Comstock, DaveDave Comstock Fr
QB 18 Seefried, RickRick Seefried Jr
FL, P 20 Dennis, KirkKirk Dennis So
FL 21 Mack, CollieCollie Mack So
RB 23 Hall, JerryJerry Hall Sr
FL 30 Williams, JerryJerry Williams Jr
RB 34 Autrey, MikeMike Autrey
RB 35 Rembert, BernieBernie Rembert Sr
RB 36 Brown, RichRich Brown So
RB 38 Baranco, DickDick Baranco
RB 45 Ammerman, RandyRandy Ammerman
C 50 Muhlbeier, KenKen Muhlbeier (C) Sr
C 55 Roe, StevenSteven Roe
G 56 Busch, MarkMark Busch Sr
C 59 Hanauer, DarylDaryl Hanauer Sr
G 63 Anderson, JerryJerry Anderson
G 67 Pritchard, CraigCraig Pritchard Jr
T 69 Hershey, DaveDave Hershey
T 70 Sinclair, JerryJerry Sinclair Jr
T 72 Bosma, LarryLarry Bosma Sr
T 73 Fee, PatPat Fee Jr
G 74 Crnich, DaveDave Crnich Sr
G 76 Van Duyne, BobBob Van Duyne Jr
T 77 Warren, LarryLarry Warren Sr
SE 80 Curcio, JayJay Curcio Sr
TE 82 Burchfield, DarrellDarrell Burchfield Sr
SE 83 Ault, KevinKevin Ault Sr
TE 85 Kashetta, BillBill Kashetta Jr
SE 89 Nead, NickNick Nead
Pos. # Name Class
DB 10 Lofton, SydSyd Lofton Fr
S 11 Bruns, BuckyBucky Bruns Jr
S, P 16 Hunter, SteveSteve Hunter Sr
CB 22 Streeter, DarrellDarrell Streeter
S 24 Nelson, RossRoss Nelson So
S 25 Hall, RandyRandy Hall Jr
DB 26 Parsons, CurtCurt Parsons Fr
S 27 Scharnhorst, BruceBruce Scharnhorst
S 31 Welch, JimJim Welch Jr
DB 33 Maynard, RodRod Maynard Sr
CB 37 Carter, StanStan Carter
DB 40 Hultz, LarryLarry Hultz
DB 42 Courage, KellyKelly Courage Sr
DB 43 Mooney, ChrisChris Mooney
DL, OL 51 Kramer, MikeMike Kramer Fr
LB 52 Robison, KevinKevin Robison Jr
LB 53 Marquess, RandRand Marquess (C) Sr
LB 54 Morscheck, FredFred Morscheck
LB 58 Sletager, RalphRalph Sletager Sr
DT 60 Evenson, BenBen Evenson
LB 61 Blanck, ChuckChuck Blanck Jr
NG 62 Moser, RonRon Moser
NG 65 Dodson, DarrellDarrell Dodson
NG 66 Riordon, JimJim Riordon
DT 68 Grimsrud, LloydLloyd Grimsrud Jr
DT 71 Newell, MikeMike Newell Sr
DT 75 Jacobson, BrianBrian Jacobson
DT 78 Sherbina, LorneLorne Sherbina Jr
DT 79 Wolske, KevinKevin Wolske Jr
DE 81 Lockett, RonRon Lockett
DE 84 Tauvage, AlofaAlofa Tauvage Jr
DE 86 Doud, TomTom Doud Jr
DE 87 Vance, AlanAlan Vance Jr
DE 88 Feehan, JoeJoe Feehan
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 7 Tanner, SteveSteve Tanner So
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  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt



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.[7][8]

NFL DraftEdit

One Vandal senior was selected in the 1973 NFL Draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (442 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
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).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Bob Van Duyne G 10th 240 Baltimore Colts
Randy Hall DB 13th 317 Baltimore Colts


  1. "First string lineups". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 11. September 16, 1972.
  2. "Huskies vs. Vandals: probable starters". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 12. October 14, 1972.
  3. "Idaho needs win (rosters)". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 15. November 10, 1972.
  4. Manders, Jim (November 11, 1972). "Vandals end home campaign". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 15.
  5. Emerson, Paul (November 25, 1972). "Idaho ends disappointing season in game with arch rival Broncos". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 13.
  6. "Idaho ends grid year at Boise". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 12. November 25, 1972.
  7. "MSU places five players on Sky team". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 27. December 7, 1972.
  8. "2 Vandals picked". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 44. December 7, 1972.

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