2005 Idaho Vandals football team

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2005 Idaho Vandals football
University of Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2005 record 2–9 (2–6 WAC)
Head coach Nick Holt
Co-offensive coordinator Nate Kaczor
Co-offensive coordinator Joel Thomas
Defensive coordinator Jeff Mills
Home stadium Kibbie 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 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.

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.

Schedule[edit]

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Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 PM at Washington State* Martin StadiumPullman, WA L 26–38   38,339
September 10 6:00 PM at UNLV* Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV L 31–34   21,870
September 17 12:30 PM at Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 6–34   61,183
September 24 7:00 PM Hawaii Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID L 0–24   15,635
October 1 2:00 PM Utah Statedagger Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID W 27–13   15,006
October 8 1:05 PM at Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV L 14–62   11,584
October 22 2:00 PM #24 Fresno State Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID L 10–40   15,047
October 29 5:00 PM at New Mexico State Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM W 38–37   11,325
November 12 2:00 PM Louisiana Tech Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID L 38–41   15,012
November 19 1:05 PM at Boise State Bronco StadiumBoise, ID (Battle for the Governors Trophy) L 35–70   30,394
November 26 3:00 PM at San José State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA L 18–26   8,045
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. 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.

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