1931 Cornell Big Red football team

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1931 Cornell Big Red football
Conference Independent
1931 record 7–1
Head coach Gil Dobie (12th season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Base defense 6–3–2
Home stadium Schoellkopf Field
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The 1931 Cornell Big Red football team was an American football team that represented Cornell University during the 1931 college football season. In their 12th season under head coach Gil Dobie, the Big Red compiled a 7–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 239 to 20.[1][2] Coach Dobie was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.


Date Opponent Site Result
September 26 Clarkson* Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY W 68–0  
October 3 Niagara* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 37–6  
October 10 Richmond* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 27–0  
October 17 Princeton* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 33–0  
October 31 Columbia* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY (Rivalry) W 13–0  
November 7 Alfred* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 54–0  
November 14 at Dartmouth* Memorial FieldHanover, NH L 0–14  
November 26 at Penn* Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Rivalry) W 7–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. ^ "Cornell Yearly Results (1930–1934)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1931 Cornell Big Red Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 10, 2015.