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2001 Idaho Vandals football
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2001 record1–10 (1–5 SBC)
Head coachTom Cable (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorBret Ingalls (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorEd Rifilato[1] (2nd season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium (Pullman, WA)
Kibbie Dome (Moscow, ID)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Sun Belt football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Middle Tennessee §   5 1         8 3  
North Texas §   5 1         5 7  
New Mexico State   4 2         5 7  
Louisiana–Lafayette   2 4         3 8  
Arkansas State   2 4         2 9  
Louisiana–Monroe   2 4         2 9  
Idaho   1 5         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho during the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. Idaho was a football-only member of the Sun Belt Conference. The Vandals' head coach was alumnus Tom Cable, in his second season, and Idaho was 1–10 overall, 1–5 in conference, their lowest win total since 1960, and most losses in a season.[2]

Idaho played its November home games at the Kibbie Dome, an indoor 16,000-seat facility on campus in Moscow, Idaho; earlier home games in 2001 were held at Martin Stadium at Washington State University in nearby Pullman, Washington.[3]

This was the first year of football competition in the Sun Belt Conference, which included four of the six members of the Big West from the previous football season; the three that moved to full membership were Arkansas State, New Mexico State, and North Texas. Idaho and Utah State stayed in the Big West for other sports, but the Aggies went independent for football (for two seasons). Boise State joined the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), marking the first time Idaho and BSU were not in the same conference since 1969, when the Broncos were an NAIA independent.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 pmvs. Washington State*FSNL 7–3631,097
September 87:00 pmat Arizona*L 29–3644,250
September 2212:30 pmat No. 13 Washington*FSNL 3–5370,145
September 297:00 pmBoise State
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA (Rivalry)
L 13–4520,359
October 64:00 pmat Middle TennesseeL 58–7023,100
October 135:00 pmat New Mexico StateL 39–4620,323
October 2012:30 pmLouisiana–Lafayettedagger
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 37–5413,088
October 2712:00 pmat Arkansas StateL 31–34
November 36:00 pmLouisiana–MonroeW 42–38
November 177:00 pmNorth Texas
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 27–50
November 2411:00 amat No. 1 (Div. I-AA) Montana*L 27–33 2OT18,056

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Rifilato resigns from UI staff". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 2B. December 21, 2001. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xL9eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WzEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4210%2C1677343.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Meehan, Jim (November 25, 2001). "UI finds a new way to lose". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. C1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jI9XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=dfIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3099%2C6093728.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Strickland, Carter (August 31, 2001). "Payback on the Palouse". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. C1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5phXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rvIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6432%2C8835284.

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