1997 Idaho Vandals football team

The 1997 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Vandals, led by third-year head coach Chris Tormey, were members of the Big West Conference and played their home games at the Kibbie Dome, an indoor facility on campus in Moscow, Idaho. Idaho was 5–6 overall and 2–3 in conference play.

Idaho's 21-game winning streak at home in the Kibbie Dome came to and end with a blowout loss to bowl-bound Utah State;[3] the Vandals also lost at home to rival Boise State in the season finale, only the second loss to BSU in the last sixteen meetings.

Coordinates: 46°43′34″N 117°01′05″W / 46.726°N 117.018°W

1997 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo
ConferenceBig West Conference
1997 record5–6 (2–3 Big West)
Head coachChris Tormey (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorGeorge Yarno [1]
(3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorNick Holt [2] (4th season)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
(Capacity: 16,000)
1997 Big West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Utah State +   4 1         6 6  
Nevada +   4 1         5 6  
Boise State   3 2         4 7  
Idaho   2 3         5 6  
North Texas   2 3         4 7  
New Mexico State   0 5         2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
August 301:00 pmat Air Force*L 10–1441,331
September 63:00 pmPortland State (Div. I-AA)*W 46–012,128
September 133:00 pmat Idaho State (Div. I-AA)*W 43–07,000
September 204:00 pmat Central Florida*L 10–4141,827
October 43:00 pmNorth Texas
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
W 30–1710,270
October 113:00 pmNo. 19 UC Davis (Div. II)*dagger
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
W 44–1414,137
October 181:00 pmat NevadaL 23–4222,960
October 255:00 pmUtah State
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 17–6311,103
November 11:05 pmat No. 11 Eastern Washington (Div. I-AA)*L 21–247,756
November 1512:30 pmat New Mexico StateW 35–18
November 225:05 pmBoise State
L 23–30 OT14,501

References

  1. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (August 24, 1997). "Brennan is back in the saddle". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  2. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (August 30, 1997). "No Baskin & Robbins for Vandals today". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  3. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (October 26, 1997). "Indoor calamity". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  4. ^ Page, Steve (August 31, 1997). "Tough loss leaves Idaho hurting". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.

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