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2005 Idaho Vandals football team

The 2005 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. Idaho competed as a first-year member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and played their home games in the Kibbie Dome, an indoor facility on campus. The Vandals were led by second-year head coach Nick Holt, and finished their first season in the WAC with a 2–9 overall record and 2–6 in conference play, the sixth consecutive season with a losing record.

2005 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2005 record2–9 (2–6 WAC)
Head coachNick Holt (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorNate Kaczor
Co-offensive coordinatorJoel Thomas
Defensive coordinatorJeff Mills
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Boise State +   7 1         9 4  
Nevada +   7 1         9 3  
Louisiana Tech   6 2         7 4  
Fresno State   6 2         8 5  
Hawaii   4 4         5 7  
San Jose State   2 6         3 8  
Utah State   2 6         3 8  
Idaho   2 6         2 9  
New Mexico State   0 8         0 12  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The Vandals played the previous four seasons (2001–2004) as a "football only" member of the Sun Belt Conference, following the discontinuation of football by the Big West. Other new teams in the WAC in 2005 were New Mexico State and Utah State.

After the 2005 season, Holt departed for an assistant's position in the NFL in February 2006, joining the staff of the St. Louis Rams as defensive line coach under first-year head coach Scott Linehan, a former Vandal player and assistant coach. Holt and Linehan had coached together as assistants at both Idaho and Louisville under John L. Smith. Days later Holt changed his mind and accepted a higher-paying offer as defensive coordinator at USC under head coach Pete Carroll.[1] Dennis Erickson was hired to replace Holt as head coach for the 2006 season.

ScheduleEdit

[2]

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 17:00 PMat Washington State*L 26–3838,339
September 106:00 PMat UNLV*L 31–3421,870
September 1712:30 PMat Washington*L 6–3461,183
September 247:00 PMHawaiiL 0–2415,635
October 12:00 PMUtah State 
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
W 27–1315,006
October 81:05 PMat NevadaL 14–6211,584
October 222:00 PMNo. 24 Fresno State
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 10–4015,047
October 295:00 PMat New Mexico StateW 38–3711,325
November 122:00 PMLouisiana Tech
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 38–4115,012
November 191:05 PMat Boise StateL 35–7030,394
November 263:00 PMat San José StateL 18–268,045
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Idaho's reported home attendance for 2005 was 60,700 for four games.
The maximum was 15,635 for the Hawaii game on September 24,
the minimum was 15,006 for the Utah State game on October 1.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Meehan, Jim (February 8, 2006). "Holt 'Soap Opera' Takes Turn As Former Idaho Coach Accepts Defensive Coordinator Job at USC". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane. p. C1.
  2. ^ "Football statistics - 2005 - Idaho Vandals". wacsports.com. Archived from the original on March 25, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2011.