1922 Cornell Big Red football team

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1922 Cornell Big Red football
National champion (Helms)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1922 record 8–0
Head coach Gil Dobie (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Base defense 6–3–2
Home stadium Schoellkopf Field
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The 1922 Cornell Big Red football team represented Cornell University in the 1922 college football season. The team finished with an 8–0 record and was retroactively named as the 1922 national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and as a co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1] They outscored their opponents 339 to 27.[2] The team had one of the sport's greatest backfields in quarterback George Pfann, halfbacks Eddie Kaw and Floyd Ramsey, and fullback Charles E. Cassidy.[3]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 30 St. Bonaventure* Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY W 55–6  
October 7 Niagara* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 66–0  
October 14 New Hampshire* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 68–7  
October 21 Colgate* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 14–0  
November 4 Columbia* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 56–0  
November 11 vs. Dartmouth* New York, NY W 23–0  
November 18 Albright* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 48–14  
November 30 at Penn* Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 9–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.


  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ 1921 Cornell University football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 3, 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.cornellbigred.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6440