1916 Cornell Big Red football
1916 record6–2
Head coachAlbert Sharpe (5th season)
Home stadiumSchoellkopf Field
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The 1916 Cornell Big Red football team was an American football team that represented Cornell University during the 1916 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach Albert Sharpe, the Big Red compiled a 6–2 record and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 165 to 73.[1][2] No Cornell players received honors on Walter Camp's 1916 College Football All-America Team. However, three players received All-America honors from other selectors: quarterback Fritz Shiverick (first team, United Press and Paul Purman); tackle Fred Gillies (first team, Fielding H. Yost); and end Paul Eckley (second team, Walter Eckersall).


October 7 GettysburgW 26–0
October 14 Williams
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 42–0
October 21 Bucknell
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 19–0
October 28at HarvardL 0–23
November 4 [[{{{school}}}|Carnegie Tech]]
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 15–7
November 11 Michigan
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 23–20
November 18 Massachusetts
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 37–0
November 30at Penn L 3–23


  1. "Cornell Yearly Results (1915–1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. "1916 Cornell Big Red Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
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