|2006 Idaho Vandals football|
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|2006 record||4–8 (3–5 WAC)|
|Head coach||Dennis Erickson (1st in second stint, 5th overall season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Dan Cozzetto|
|Defensive coordinator||Jeff Mills|
|Home stadium||Kibbie Dome|
|2006 WAC football standings|
|No. 5 Boise State †||8||–||0||13||–||0|
|San Jose State||5||–||3||9||–||4|
|New Mexico State||2||–||6||4||–||8|
|† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top|
non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2006 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho during the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Idaho competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and played their home games in the Kibbie Dome, an indoor facility on campus in Moscow, Idaho. The Vandals were led by Dennis Erickson, hired following the departure of Nick Holt for an assistant's position at USC in February 2006. Erickson was previously the head coach of the Vandals from 1982 to 1985, his first collegiate head coaching position.
The Vandals won their first three conference games to move to 4–3 overall, then lost their final five games, all in conference. They finished the season with a 4–8 overall record and 3–5 in conference play, which was the team's seventh-straight season with a losing record. Erickson departed in December to become the head coach at Arizona State.
|September 2||9:00 AM||at Michigan State*||ESPN Plus||L 17–27||70,711|
|September 9||12:45 PM||at Washington State*||FSN NW||L 10–56||29,431|
|September 16||2:00 PM||Idaho State*||W 27–24||15,162|
|September 23||7:14 PM||at Oregon State*||FSN NW||L 0–38||40,317|
|September 30||12:00 PM||at Utah State||W 41–21||8,618|
|October 7||2:00 PM||New Mexico State||W 28–20||15,107|
|October 14||4:00 PM||at Louisiana Tech||W 24–14||19,231|
|October 21||2:00 PM||No. 17 Boise State||KTVB||L 26–42||17,000|
|October 28||9:00 PM||at Hawaii||L 10–68||34,051|
|November 4||2:00 PM||Nevada||L 7–45||15,013|
|November 18||2:00 PM||at Fresno State||L 0–34||35,382|
|November 25||2:00 PM||San José State||L 13–28||10,435|
Idaho's reported home attendance for 2006 was 72,717 for five games, an average of 15,543. The maximum was 17,000 for the Boise State game on October 21, and the minimum was 10,435 for the San Jose State game on November 25, two days after Thanksgiving.
- ↑ Spokesman-Review Script error Football Preview 2006 - Idaho Vandals - Looking for consistency: Vandals taking on Erickson imprint, but need seasoning - August 30, 2006
- ↑ "Football statistics - 2006 - Idaho Vandals". wacsports.com. http://www.wacsports.com/fls/10100/stats/football/2006/ui.htm?SPSID=45953&SPID=4122&DB_OEM_ID=10100. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
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