Colgate–Cornell football rivalry

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Colgate–Cornell football rivalry
Sport Football
First meeting September 26, 1896
Cornell 6, Colgate 0
Latest meeting September 30, 2017
Colgate 21, Cornell 7
Next meeting TBA
Statistics
Meetings total 99
All-time series Cornell leads, 49–47–3
Largest victory Colgate, 60–7 (1983)
Longest win streak Cornell, 10 (1896–1905)
Colgate, 10 (1993–2005)
Longest unbeaten streak Cornell, 14 (1896–1911)
Current win streak Colgate, 1 (2017–present)
Colgate–Cornell football rivalry is located in New York
Colgate
Colgate
Cornell
Cornell
Locations in New York

The Colgate–Cornell football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Colgate Raiders and the Cornell Big Red.[1][2] The two teams have met 99 times since their first meeting in 1896, and Colgate–Cornell was the 17th most-played college football rivalry as of 2013. Cornell has played Colgate in football more times than any other opponent except Ivy League rivals Penn and Columbia.[3] Cornell leads the series 49–47–3, but Colgate has won 27 of 33 meetings since 1980.[4]

History[edit]

Colgate University, located in Madison County, New York, and Cornell University, located in Tompkins County, New York, are less than 100 miles from each other. Their close proximity and membership in rival athletic conferences (the Patriot League and the Ivy League, respectively) contribute to the rivalry between the two schools.[2]

The Colgate and Cornell football teams met for the first time in Ithaca on September 26, 1896, a game that ended in a 6–0 victory for Cornell. Cornell would go on to win or tie the next 13 meetings until Colgate clinched its first win in the series, 13–7, in 1912. Cornell continued to dominate the series, compiling a 29–7–2 record against Colgate through 1951. Colgate took 9 of 13 meetings from 1952 through 1964, after which Cornell returned to dominance, winning 8 of 10 from 1965 through 1974. Since then, Colgate has held the advantage in the series, but Cornell's early dominance has rendered the all-time series record nearly even.[4]

The game is usually played in late September or early October and has alternated between Colgate's Andy Kerr Stadium in Hamilton, New York, and Cornell's Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, New York, since 2009. The rivalry has been largely uninterrupted from its beginning in 1896, but the teams did not meet in 1909–10, 1915–16, 1918, and 1924–36. The Colgate–Cornell game has been annual since 1937, save for four exceptions in 1994, 1995, 1998, and 2012.[4] Of the teams' more notable meetings, Colgate was Cornell's opponent when Cornell played its first-ever Friday night home game in 2015, which Colgate won 28–21.[1] In 2016, the Big Red defeated the nationally-ranked Raiders in Hamilton, 39–38, after having trailed 28–5; it was the first time Cornell defeated a ranked team on the road since 1950.[5]

Game results[edit]

Colgate victoriesCornell victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 September 26, 1896 Ithaca, NY Cornell 6–0
2 September 25, 1897 Ithaca, NY Cornell 6–0
3 September 24, 1898 Ithaca, NY Cornell 29–5
4 September 23, 1899 Richfield Springs, NY Cornell 42–0
5 September 26, 1900 Ithaca, NY Cornell 16–0
6 September 28, 1901 Ithaca, NY Cornell 17–0
7 September 27, 1902 Ithaca, NY Cornell 5–0
8 October 10, 1903 Ithaca, NY Cornell 12–0
9 September 28, 1904 Ithaca, NY Cornell 17–0
10 September 30, 1905 Ithaca, NY Cornell 12–11
11 September 29, 1906 Ithaca, NY Tie0–0
12 October 12, 1907 Ithaca, NY Cornell 18–0
13 October 17, 1908 Ithaca, NY Cornell 9–0
14 September 30, 1911 Ithaca, NY Cornell 6–0
15 September 28, 1912 Ithaca, NY Colgate 13–7
16 October 4, 1913 Ithaca, NY Tie0–0
17 October 3, 1914 Ithaca, NY Colgate 7–3
18 October 20, 1917 Ithaca, NY Colgate 20–0
19 October 18, 1919 Ithaca, NY Colgate 21–0
20 October 23, 1920 Ithaca, NY Cornell 42–6
21 October 22, 1921 Ithaca, NY Cornell 31–7
22 October 21, 1922 Ithaca, NY Cornell 14–0
23 October 20, 1923 Ithaca, NY Cornell 34–7
24 October 2, 1937 Ithaca, NY Cornell 40–7
25 October 1, 1938 Ithaca, NY Cornell 15–6
26 November 11, 1939 Ithaca, NY Cornell 14–12
27 October 5, 1940 Ithaca, NY Cornell 34–0
28 October 25, 1941 Ithaca, NY Cornell 21–2
29 October 3, 1942 Ithaca, NY Colgate 18–6
30 October 23, 1943 Syracuse, NY Colgate 20–7
31 October 14, 1944 Ithaca, NY Colgate 14–7
32 November 10, 1945 Ithaca, NY Cornell 20–6
33 October 12, 1946 Ithaca, NY Cornell 13–9
34 October 11, 1947 Hamilton, NY Cornell 27–18
35 November 6, 1948 Ithaca, NY Cornell 14–6
36 October 1, 1949 Ithaca, NY Cornell 39–27
37 November 11, 1950 Ithaca, NY Cornell 26–18
38 October 6, 1951 Hamilton, NY Cornell 41–18
39 September 27, 1952 Ithaca, NY Colgate 14–7
40 September 26, 1953 Ithaca, NY Cornell 27–7
41 September 25, 1954 Ithaca, NY Colgate 19–14
42 October 1, 1955 Ithaca, NY Colgate 21–6
43 September 29, 1956 Hamilton, NY Colgate 34–6
44 September 28, 1957 Ithaca, NY Colgate 14–13
45 September 27, 1958 Ithaca, NY Cornell 13–0
46 September 26, 1959 Hamilton, NY Cornell 20–15
47 September 24, 1960 Ithaca, NY Colgate 28–8
48 September 30, 1961 Ithaca, NY Cornell 34–0
49 September 29, 1962 Ithaca, NY Colgate 23–12
50 September 28, 1963 Ithaca, NY Colgate 21–17
51 October 3, 1964 Hamilton, NY Colgate 8–3
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
52 September 25, 1965 Ithaca, NY Tie0–0
53 October 1, 1966 Ithaca, NY Cornell 15–14
54 October 7, 1967 Hamilton, NY Cornell 23–7
55 September 28, 1968 Ithaca, NY Cornell 17–0
56 September 27, 1969 Ithaca, NY Colgate 28–24
57 September 26, 1970 Hamilton, NY Cornell 17–7
58 September 25, 1971 Ithaca, NY Cornell 38–20
59 September 30, 1972 Ithaca, NY Cornell 37–7
60 September 29, 1973 Hamilton, NY Cornell 35–21
61 September 28, 1974 Ithaca, NY Cornell 40–21
62 September 27, 1975 Ithaca, NY Colgate 24–22
63 September 25, 1976 Ithaca, NY Colgate 25–20
64 September 24, 1977 Ithaca, NY Colgate 28–22
65 September 30, 1978 Hamilton, NY Cornell 21–12
66 September 29, 1979 Ithaca, NY Cornell 36–21
67 September 27, 1980 Hamilton, NY Colgate 38–20
68 September 26, 1981 Ithaca, NY Colgate 34–10
69 September 25, 1982 Ithaca, NY Colgate 21–6
70 September 24, 1983 Ithaca, NY Colgate 60–7
71 September 29, 1984 Hamilton, NY Colgate 35–7
72 September 28, 1985 Ithaca, NY Colgate 21–20
73 September 27, 1986 Hamilton, NY Cornell 21–12
74 September 26, 1987 Ithaca, NY Colgate 27–3
75 September 24, 1988 Ithaca, NY Cornell 17–14
76 September 22, 1990 Hamilton, NY Colgate 59–24
77 September 28, 1991 Ithaca, NY Colgate 31–13
78 October 17, 1992 Hamilton, NY Cornell 25–7
79 September 25, 1993 Ithaca, NY Colgate 22–6
80 October 19, 1996 Ithaca, NY Colgate 31–21
81 September 27, 1997 Ithaca, NY Colgate 44–38OT
82 October 16, 1999 Hamilton, NY Colgate 55–16
83 October 14, 2000 Ithaca, NY Colgate 23–16
84 September 29, 2001 Hamilton, NY Colgate 35–32
85 October 19, 2002 Ithaca, NY Colgate 42–13
86 October 4, 2003 Ithaca, NY Colgate 27–24
87 October 16, 2004 Ithaca, NY Colgate 10–6
88 October 1, 2005 Hamilton, NY Colgate 34–20
89 October 14, 2006 Ithaca, NY Cornell 38–14
90 October 13, 2007 Ithaca, NY Cornell 17–14
91 October 18, 2008 Ithaca, NY Colgate 38–22
92 October 3, 2009 Hamilton, NY Colgate 45–23
93 October 16, 2010 Ithaca, NY Colgate 44–3
94 October 15, 2011 Hamilton, NY Colgate 35–28OT
95 October 5, 2013 Ithaca, NY Colgate 41–20
96 September 20, 2014 Hamilton, NY Colgate 27–12
97 October 2, 2015 Ithaca, NY Colgate 28–21
98 October 1, 2016 Hamilton, NY Cornell 39–38
99 September 30, 2017 Ithaca, NY Colgate21–7
Series: Cornell leads 49–47–3
Source:[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fleischman, Tom (1 October 2015). "Cornell, Colgate to make Red football history Friday". Ithaca Journal. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Cornell and Colgate: New York's Hottest Rivalry". The Cornell Daily Sun. 4 February 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "CORNELL AND COLGATE RENEW CENTRAL NEW YORK GRIDIRON RIVALRY". Cornell University Athletics. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Cornell vs Colgate (NY)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Bronfin, Adam (1 October 2016). "Upstart Upsetters: Cornell Football Shocks No. 25 Colgate After Trailing 28-5". The Cornell Daily Sun. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 

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