" Oh, oh !" says Smi tty as he gives the Husky tackle a dirty look. " I'll have to detour here."
The "high and low" team they called the Washington Huskies last fall. Playing like dubs in one game, Coach Phelan's outfit would come back the next Saturday looking like the Coast champions; and it was just the Vandals' luck to tackle this freakish outfit on the first of their "on" weekends. Add to this the fact that the sophomore-sprinkled Idaho team was playing its first game of the season against a heavier conference team that had had an opportunity to pol ish up early season weaknesses a week before against Gonzaga, throw in half a dozen lateral passes that had even the referee guessing, and you have the reason why Idaho came out on the wrong end of a 32-to-6 score. Just about every Husky score was the result of a pass of some kind- several of them tricky laterals that went for long gains after the Vandal line had apparently stopped cold a line plunge. Idaho's only score came in the fourth quarter, after H oward Mcinerney recovered a Husky fumble, and Willis Smith and Doug Cordon had advanced the ball twenty yards to the one-yard line. Theron Ward, sophomore fullback, took it across through the Washington first string team that had been rushed into the game to stop the scoring threat.
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1934 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 32 - University of Idaho Yearbook