1938 Cornell Big Red football team

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1938 Cornell Big Red football
Conference Independent
AP No. 12
1938 record 5–1–1
Head coach Carl Snavely (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Home stadium Schoellkopf Field
← 1937
1939 →

The 1938 Cornell Big Red football team was an American football team that represented Cornell University during the 1938 college football season. In their third season under head coach Carl Snavely, the Big Red compiled a 5–1–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 110 to 55.[1][2]


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 1 Colgate* Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY (Rivalry) W 15–6  
October 8 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumAllston, MA W 20–0  
October 15 at Syracuse* Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 17–19  
October 22 Penn State* Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 21–6  
October 29 at Columbia* No. 17 Baker FieldNew York City, NY (Rivalry) W 23–7  
November 12 No. 5 Dartmouth* No. 20 Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 14–7  
November 24 at Penn* No. 10 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Rivalry) T 0–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. ^ "Cornell Yearly Results (1935–1939)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1938 Cornell Big Red Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 10, 2015.