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Idaho-Montana football rivalry
First contested1903, 118 years ago
Idaho, 28–0
Number of meetings85
Most recent meetingNovember 10, 2018, 2 years ago
Montana, 46–27
Next meetingNovember 9, 2019 in Missoula
All-time seriesIdaho leads, .659
Largest victoryIdaho, 46–0  (1945)
Longest win streakIdaho, 8, (19511959)
Current streakMontana, 5, (2000–present)

Lua error in Module:Location_map/multi at line 27: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Idaho" does not exist. The Little Brown Stein is a rivalry trophy awarded to the winner of the college football game between the University of Idaho Vandals and University of Montana Grizzlies. The trophy is, as the name implies, a large stein mug with the results of all the games between the two painted on.[1][2][3][4]

The game was not played for fourteen seasons (2004–17),[5][6] and Montana retained the trophy. The series resumed in 2018, when Idaho rejoined the Big Sky for football.

History

Idaho and Montana first met in football Template:Years or months ago in 1903 and have played 84 times; the stein was introduced Template:Years or months ago in 1938,[1][2][3] at the 25th meeting. Idaho has dominated the overall series (.659),[7] which also includes two Division I-AA playoff wins at home in the 1980s. Montana has had the upper hand since 1991, winning nine of the last eleven. While Idaho was in Division I-A (FBS), from 1996 through 2017, the teams met only five times, with Montana winning the last four.[5][6][8]

The schoolsare about 200 miles (320 km)* apart. Moscow and Missoula are on opposite sides of the lower Idaho Panhandle, separated by the Bitterroot Mountains over Lolo Pass (U.S. Route 12).

Idaho hosted the game in southern Idaho at Boise in 1961,[9][10] and in nearby Pullman, Washington, in 1970 and 2000.

Conferences

Both were members of the old Pacific Coast Conference (the forerunner of today's Pac-12);[11] Montana departed after the 1949 season, and the PCC disbanded in the summer of 1959. In most years, the loser of the game was last in the PCC standings.

The universities were charter members of the Big Sky Conference in 1963,[12][13] (although Idaho remained an independent in football until 1965) and their final season as conference opponents was in 1995. While Montana has been in the Big Sky since its inception, Idaho has changed its conference affiliation no fewer than five times since 1995:

  • Idaho moved to the Big West for all sports in 1996, returning to Division I-A after 18 years in I-AA.
  • After the 2000 season, the Big West dropped football. Idaho became a football-only member of the Sun Belt Conference in 2001 while remaining a full Big West member.
  • Idaho joined the WAC for all sports in 2005 as part of a major NCAA conference realignment.
  • After the WAC experienced a near-complete membership turnover in the early 2010s, it dropped football after the 2012 season. Idaho football was an FBS independent for one season in 2013.
  • Idaho returned to the Big Sky in 2014 except for football, which rejoined the Sun Belt.
  • Idaho dropped back to FCS in 2018 and resumed football membership in the Big Sky.[7][14]

Results

Idaho victoriesMontana victories
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
1 1903 Moscow, ID Idaho 28 Montana0
2 1914 Moscow, ID Tie0Tie0
3 1915 Missoula, MT Montana15 Idaho 3
4 1916 Moscow, ID Montana20 Idaho 13
5 1917 Missoula, MT Idaho 14 Montana3
6 1919 Moscow, ID Idaho 7 Montana0
7 1920 Missoula, MT Idaho 20 Montana7
8 1921 Moscow, ID Idaho 35 Montana7
9 1922 Missoula, MT Idaho 39 Montana0
10 1923 Moscow, ID Idaho 40 Montana0
11 1924 Missoula, MT Idaho 41 Montana13
12 1925 Moscow, ID Montana20 Idaho 14
13 1926 Missoula, MT Idaho 27 Montana12
14 1927 Moscow, ID Idaho 42 Montana6
15 1928 Missoula, MT Idaho 21 Montana7
16 1929 Moscow, ID Idaho 19 Montana0
17 1930 Missoula, MT Montana12 Idaho 6
18 1931 Moscow, ID Idaho 21 Montana19
19 1932 Missoula, MT Idaho 19 Montana6
20 1933 Moscow, ID Idaho 12 Montana6
21 1934 Missoula, MT Idaho 13 Montana6
22 1935 Moscow, ID Idaho 14 Montana7
23 1936 Missoula, MT Montana16 Idaho 0
24 1937 Moscow, ID Idaho 6 Montana0
25 1938 Missoula, MT Idaho 19 Montana6
26 1939 Moscow, ID Montana13 Idaho 0
27 1940 Missoula, MT Montana28 Idaho 18
28 1941 Moscow, ID Montana16 Idaho 0
29 1942 Missoula, MT Idaho 21 Montana0
30 1945 Moscow, ID Idaho 46 Montana0
31 1946 Missoula, MT Montana19 Idaho 0
32 1947 Moscow, ID Montana21 Idaho 0
33 1948 Moscow, ID Idaho 39 Montana0
34 1949 Missoula, MT Idaho 47 Montana19
35 1950 Moscow, ID Montana28 Idaho 27
36 1951 Missoula, MT Idaho 12 Montana9
37 1952 Moscow, ID Idaho 27 Montana0
38 1953 Missoula, MT Idaho 20 Montana12
39 1955 Moscow, ID Idaho 31 Montana0
40 1956 Missoula, MT Idaho 14 Montana0
41 1957 Moscow, ID Idaho 31 Montana13
42 1958 Missoula, MT Idaho 14 Montana6
43 1959 Moscow, ID Idaho 9 Montana6
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
44 1960 Missoula, MT Montana18 Idaho 14
45 1961 Boise, ID Idaho 16 Montana14
46 1962 Missoula, MT Montana22 Idaho 16
47 1965 Missoula, MT Idaho 35 Montana7
48 1966 Moscow, ID Idaho 40 Montana6
49 1967 Missoula, MT Idaho 19 Montana14
50 1968 Moscow, ID Idaho 56 Montana45
51 1969 Missoula, MT Montana34 Idaho 9
52 1970 Pullman, WA Montana44 Idaho 26
53 1971 Missoula, MT Idaho 21 Montana12
54 1972 Moscow, ID Idaho 31 Montana17
55 1973 Missoula, MT Idaho 20 Montana7
56 1974 Moscow, ID Tie35Tie35
57 1975 Missoula, MT Montana14 Idaho 3
58 1976 Moscow, ID Idaho 28 Montana19
59 1977 Moscow, ID Idaho 31 Montana20
60 1978 Missoula, MT Idaho 34 Montana30
61 1979 Moscow, ID Idaho 20 Montana17
62 1980 Missoula, MT Idaho 42 Montana0
63 1981 Moscow, ID Montana16 Idaho 14
64 1982 Missoula, MT Montana40 #14 Idaho 16
65  1982A Moscow, ID #11 Idaho 21 #19 Montana7
66 1983 Moscow, ID Idaho 45 Montana24
67 1984 Missoula, MT Idaho 40 Montana39
68 1985 Moscow, ID #4 Idaho 38 Montana0
69 1986 Missoula, MT Idaho 38 Montana31
70 1987 Moscow, ID Idaho 31 #15 Montana25
71 1988 Missoula, MT #16 Montana26 #5 Idaho 17
72  1988A Moscow, ID #1 Idaho 38 #16 Montana19
73 1989 Moscow, ID Idaho 30 Montana24
74 1990 Missoula, MT #17 Idaho 35 #19 Montana14
75 1991 Moscow, ID Montana35 Idaho 34
76 1992 Missoula, MT Montana47 Idaho 29
77 1993 Moscow, ID Montana54 Idaho 34
78 1994 Missoula, MT Montana45 Idaho 21
79 1995 Moscow, ID Idaho 55 #6 Montana43
80 1999 Missoula, MT Idaho 33 #4 Montana30
81 2000 Pullman, WA #10 Montana45 Idaho 38
82 2001 Missoula, MT #1 Montana33 Idaho 27
83 2002 Moscow, ID #1 Montana38 Idaho 31
84 2003 Missoula, MT #9 Montana41 Idaho 28
85 2018 Moscow, ID Montana46 Idaho 27
Series: Idaho leads 55–28–2

A Division I-AA playoff game (1982, 1988)

  • Years not played: 1904–13, 1918, 1943–44, 1954, 1963–64, 1996–98, 2004–17

Coaching records

Since 1945; Idaho led the first 29 meetings (through 1942) at .707).

Idaho

Head Coach Team Games Seasons Wins Losses Ties Pct.
Babe Brown Idaho 2 1945–46 1 1 0 .500
Dixie Howell Idaho 4 1947–50 2 2 0 .500
Babe Curfman Idaho 3 1951–53 3 0 0 1.000 
Skip Stahley Idaho 7 1954–61 6 1 0 .857
Dee Andros Idaho 1 1962–64 0 1 0 .000
Steve Musseau Idaho 3 1965–67 3 0 0 1.000 
Y C McNease Idaho 2 1968–69 1 1 0 .500
Don Robbins Idaho 4 1970–73 3 1 0 .750
Ed Troxel Idaho 4 1974–77 2 1 1 .625
Jerry Davitch Idaho 4 1978–81 3 1 0 .750
Dennis Erickson (a) Idaho 5 1982–85 4 1   .800
Keith Gilbertson    Idaho    4 1986–88 3 1   .750
John L. Smith Idaho 6 1989–94 2 4   .333
Chris Tormey Idaho 2 1995–99 2 0   1.000 
Tom Cable Idaho 4 2000–03 0 4   .000
Nick Holt Idaho 0 2004–05        
Dennis Erickson (b) Idaho 0 2006        
Robb Akey Idaho 0 2007–12        
Paul Petrino Idaho 1 2013–18 0 1   .000
Total Idaho 56 1945–2018 35 20 1 .634

Montana

Head Coach Team Games Seasons Wins Losses Ties Pct.
George Dahlberg Montana 1 1945 0 1 0 .000
Doug Fessenden Montana 3 1946–48 2 1 0 .667
Ted Shipkey Montana 3 1949–51 1 2 0 .333
Ed Chinske Montana 2 1952–54 0 2 0 .000
Jerry Williams Montana 3 1955–57 0 3 0 .000
Ray Jenkins Montana 5 1958–63 2 3 0 .400
Hugh Davidson   Montana   2 1964–66 0 2 0 .000
Jack Swarthout Montana 9 1967–75 3 5 1 .389
Gene Carlson Montana 4 1976–79 0 4 0 .000
Larry Donovan Montana 7 1980–85 2 5   .286
Don Read Montana 11 1986–95 5 6   .455
Mick Dennehy Montana 1 1996–99 0 1   .000
Joe Glenn Montana 1 2000–02 3 0   1.000 
Bobby Hauck (a) Montana 1 2003–09 1 0   1.000 
Robin Pflugrad Montana 0 2010–11        
Mick Delaney Montana 0 2012–14        
Bob Stitt Montana 0 2015–17        
Bobby Hauck (b) Montana 1 2018 1 0   1.000 
Total Montana 56 1945–2018 20 35 1 .366
  • Last tie was in 1974 and the Big Sky enacted overtime for conference games in 1980;[15] all Division I games went to overtime in 1996.
  • Two games in 1982 and 1988; regular season at Montana and playoff (I-AA) at Idaho: home teams won all four games
  • No games in 1954, 1963, 1964, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2004–2017

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Vandals still seeking a win". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 18. October 20, 1948. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Qfw0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=deUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6615%2C2113817.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Payne, Bob (October 18, 1974). "Tips riding two-game win streak". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 29. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uh9OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Qu0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=7105%2C1200594.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Football". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. 1943. p. 233. http://issuu.com/uidahodigital/docs/gem1943/236.
  4. "Montana tickets on sale to season ticket holders". University of Idaho Athletics. August 27, 2018. https://govandals.com/news/2018/8/27/football-montana-tickets-on-sale-to-season-ticket-holders.aspx?path=football. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Meehan, Jim (September 28, 2003). "Idaho collapses in Montana". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. C13. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=i9wnAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xvIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4080%2C6240646.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bauer, Doug (September 28, 2003). "Griz catch Vandals with pants down". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8c1eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6jIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3975%2C3410308.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Welsch, Jeff (April 30, 2016). "Idaho's twice-bruised ego offers cautionary tale for Griz, Cats". Billings Gazette ((Montana)). http://billingsgazette.com/sports/college/big-sky-conference/montana-state-university/jeff-welsch-idaho-s-twice-bruised-ego-offers-cautionary-tale/article_6eaf9758-37d0-56d6-89dd-566b11f4a429.html. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  8. "Idaho opponents: vs. Montana". CFB Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/i/idaho/opponents_records.php?teamid=2087. Retrieved October 4, 2009.
  9. "Idaho, Montana renew old football rivalry at Boise". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 2. November 18, 1961. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7MpeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mzIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4051%2C2797285.
  10. "Vandals repel late Montana bid for 16-14 upset victory". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 8. November 19, 1961. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7cpeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mzIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4261%2C2958378.
  11. "Montana eleven wallops Vandals". Bend Bulletin. United Press ((Oregon)): p. 2. November 8, 1947. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=U4o1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=uR8EAAAAIBAJ&pg=2596%2C4869869.
  12. Missildine, Harry (February 26, 1963). "Six western schools create Big Sky athletic conference". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 12. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AKtWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sOgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6973%2C3408852.
  13. "Big Sky is ready for league action". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 13. February 26, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WXYzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZvcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4093%2C6223691.
  14. "Idaho football to Big Sky Conference". http://bigskyconf.com/news/2016/4/27/FB_0427165139.aspx. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  15. Kasper, John (September 25, 2013). "No. 48 Big Sky Innovation". Big Sky Conference. http://www.bigskyconf.com/news/2013/9/25/FB_0925134225.aspx. Retrieved June 9, 2016.

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