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1961 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
ConferenceIndependent
1961 record2–7
Head coachSkip Stahley (8th season)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Rutgers         9 0 0
No. 17 Arizona         8 1 1
Memphis State         8 2 0
Villanova         8 2 0
No. 17 Penn State         8 3 0
No. 14 Syracuse         8 3 0
Holy Cross         7 3 0
Navy         7 3 0
Miami (FL)         7 4 0
Army         6 4 0
San Jose State         6 4 0
Xavier         6 4 0
Colgate         5 4 0
Detroit         5 4 0
Pacific         5 4 0
Houston         5 4 1
Notre Dame         5 5 0
Oregon State         5 5 0
Florida State         4 5 1
Boston University         4 5 0
Boston College         4 6 0
Oregon         4 6 0
Air Force         3 7 0
Pittsburgh         3 7 0
Washington State         3 7 0
Idaho         2 7 0
Dayton         2 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. Led by eighth-year head coach Skip Stahley, the Vandals were an independent in the NCAA's University Division and went 2–7. Two home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with one in Boise at old Bronco Stadium at Boise Junior College.

The Vandals suffered a seventh straight loss in the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State, blanked 0–34 in Pullman in mid-October.[1][2] In the rivalry game with Montana, the Vandals regained the Little Brown Stein with a 16–14 win in the season finale at Boise.[3][4]

In Idaho's seven losses, they were outscored 319 to 22, with three shutouts; the worst was a 69–0 rout by Utah State in a blizzard at Logan.[5][6][7] Since the disbanding of the Pacific Coast Conference in the spring of 1959, Idaho's football teams had a 4–25 (.138) record in three seasons as an independent. Stahley had taken on the dual role of athletic director in July 1960;[8][9] he stepped down as head football coach in January 1962,[10][11] and his successor was Dee Andros, the line coach at Illinois, hired in February.[12][13][14] Stahley continued as Idaho's AD until mid-1964, when he departed for a similar position at Portland State College.[15]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 231:30 pmat OregonL 0–5117,800
September 302:00 pmSan Jose State W 27–185,000
October 71:30 pmat Oregon StateL 6–449,239
October 141:30 pmat Washington StateL 0–3419,432
October 2110:00 amat ArmyL 7–5118,275
October 2812:30 pmat Utah StateL 0–692,000
November 41:30 pmPacific (CA)
L 2–275,800
November 117:00 pmat ArizonaL 7–4320,350
November 181:00 pmvs. MontanaW 16–146,000

All-CoastEdit

Tight end Reggie Carolan was Idaho's only All-Coast selection, on the second team.[27][28][29]

NFL DraftEdit

One fifth-year senior from the 1961 Vandals was previously selected in the 1961 NFL Draft:[30]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Reggie Carolan TE 8th 102 Los Angeles Rams

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Missildine, Harry (October 15, 1961). "Cougars clobber Vandals 34-0". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 1, sports.
  2. ^ a b "Cougars clip Vandals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 15, 1961. p. 10.
  3. ^ a b "Vandals repel late Montana bid for 19-14 upset victory". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 19, 1961. p. 8.
  4. ^ a b "Idaho nips Montana, 16-14, for second win of season". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. November 19, 1961. p. 1, sports.
  5. ^ a b "Utags crush Vandals 69-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 29, 1961. p. 10.
  6. ^ a b "Utags crush Vandals, 69-0, in midst of raging blizzard". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. October 29, 1961. p. 1, sports.
  7. ^ a b Ferguson, George (October 30, 1961). "Ag avalanche hits Idaho". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. p. B-5.
  8. ^ "Stahley new Idaho "A.D." in addition to grid post". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. March 22, 1960. p. 13.
  9. ^ "Stahley assumes dual role at Idaho as Gibb departs". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. July 2, 1960. p. 2.
  10. ^ Carter, Jack (January 15, 1962). "Stahley relieved as football coach, keeps directorship". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 6.
  11. ^ "Idaho regents drop Stahley from grid post". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. January 15, 1962. p. 10.
  12. ^ Carter, Jack (February 18, 1962). "Illinois aide Dee Andros named Idaho football coach". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 8.
  13. ^ Missildine, Harry (February 18, 1962). "Former Sooner guard new Idaho coach". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 1-sports.
  14. ^ "New Vandal coach". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. (photo). February 19, 1962. p. 11.
  15. ^ "Stahley quits Idaho post for job at Portland State". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. May 21, 1964. p. 10.
  16. ^ "Sophomore-laden Oregon romps past Vandals 51-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. September 24, 1961. p. 8.
  17. ^ Strite, Dick (September 24, 1961). "Oregon footballers ramble past Idaho". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1B.
  18. ^ "Vandals top Spartans". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 1, 1961. p. 10.
  19. ^ Payne, Bob (October 1, 1961). "Idaho rips San Jose 27-18". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 1, sports.
  20. ^ "Baker leads Oregon State over Idaho in 44-6 romp". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. October 8, 1961. p. 1, sports.
  21. ^ Strite, Dick (October 8, 1961). "Bavers find success against Idaho". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1B.
  22. ^ Missildine, Harry (October 22, 1961). "Powerful Cadets ruin Idaho, 51-7". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 1, sports.
  23. ^ "Army crunches Idaho 51-7 with second half outburst". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 22, 1961. p. 8.
  24. ^ "Pacific Tigers post easy 27-2 victory over Idaho". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. November 5, 1961. p. 12.
  25. ^ Payne, Bob (November 5, 1961). "Vandals and Cougars absorb defeats again". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 1, sports.
  26. ^ "Arizona Wildcats wallop Idaho 43-7". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 12, 1961. p. 10.
  27. ^ "Cougars' Campbell repeats as All-Coast end". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. December 7, 1961. p. 13.
  28. ^ "1961 All-Coast team". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 7, 1961. p. 1D.
  29. ^ "Hugh leads Coast stars". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 7, 1961. p. 13.
  30. ^ "1961 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 5, 2017.

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