1921 Cornell Big Red football team

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1921 Cornell Big Red football
National champion (Helms, Houlgate, NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1921 record 8–0
Head coach Gil Dobie (2nd season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Base defense 6–3–2
Home stadium Schoellkopf Field
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The 1921 Cornell Big Red football team represented Cornell University in the 1921 college football season. The team finished with an 8–0 record, outscored its opponents 392 to 21, including a 110–0 win over Western Reserve on October 15,[1] and was retroactively named as the 1921 national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation, and as a co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[2]


Date Opponent Site Result
October 1 St. Bonaventure* Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY W 41–0  
October 8 Rochester* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 55–0  
October 15 Western Reserve* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 110–0  
October 22 Colgate* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 31–7  
October 29 Dartmouth* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 59–7  
November 5 at Columbia* Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 41–7  
November 12 Springfield (MA)* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 14–0  
November 24 at Penn* Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 41–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.


  1. ^ 1921 Cornell University football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 3, 2013.
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.