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1890 Cornell Big Red football
ConferenceIndependent
1890 record8–4
Head coachNo coach
CaptainEdwin Yawger
Seasons
← 1889
1891 →
1890 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         11 0 0
Yale         13 1 0
California         4 0 0
Virginia         5 2 0
Michigan         4 1 0
Cornell         8 4 0
Dartmouth         4 4 0
Georgetown         3 3 1
Washington         0 0 1
Columbia         1 5 1
Colorado         0 4 0

The 1890 Cornell Big Red football team was an American football team that represented Cornell University during the 1890 college football season. The team compiled an 8–4 record and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 342 to 134.[1][2] No Cornell players received honors on the 1890 College Football All-America Team.

Cornell's 77–0 loss to Harvard holds the record as the worst defeat in Cornell football history. In second place is a 66-0 loss to Princeton in 2018, 128 years later.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 1 Rochester W 98–0
October 4at Union (NY) W 32–0
October 8at Williams Williamstown, MAL 8–18
October 18at Trinity (CT) W 26–0
October 29at Amherst L 0–18
November 1at Harvard L 0–77
November 5at [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]] L 2–4
November 8 Bucknell W 26–0
November 15at Michigan W 20–5
November 22 Columbia W 36–0
November 27at Chicago A.C. W 12–8
December 6 Fordham W 82–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cornell Yearly Results (1890–1894)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/c/cornell/1890-1894_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. "1890 Cornell Big Red Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/cornell/1890-schedule.html. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. Zachary Silver, Raphy Gendler (27 October 2018). "Football Embarrassed by Princeton, 66-0, for Worst Loss in 128 Years". Cornell Daily Sun. https://cornellsun.com/2018/10/27/cornell-football-embarrassed-by-princeton-all-but-falls-out-of-ivy-title-race/. Retrieved 29 October 2018. "The last time Cornell suffered a loss this demoralizing was Nov. 1, 1890 — a 77-0 thrashing at the hands of Harvard."
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