The traditional game with WSU was played in a thick fog.  The players were barely visible

Program from the WSU game

from the press box at Rogers Field.  Despite statistical domination by the Vandals, the Cougs were the ones on the right end of the 19-0 score.

The Vandals also hosted the College of Idaho in 1934.  Despite a good showing from the Coyotes, the Vandals came away with a 12-0 victory.  The game was played a week before the WSU game so Idaho showed little from their arsenal.  The Vandals attempted only 6 passes, but still outplayed the Coyotes.

The game with WSC was especially contentious this year.  Literal vandals from the University of Idaho had splattered silver and gold paint on several buildings at the Pullman campus.  According to Idaho students, the act was in retaliation for red W’s painted on several Idaho buildings.  Such acts may seem tame by today’s standards, but in 1934 the WSC president threatened to discontinue playing the Vandals if such acts didn’t cease.

Here’s some video of the Idaho-Washington State game.


About gomightyvandals

A sports fan interested in the history of Vandal Athletics
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