American Football Database
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1921 Cornell Big Red football
National champion (Helms, Houlgate, NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
1921 record8–0
Head coachGil Dobie (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Base defense6–3–2
Home stadiumSchoellkopf Field
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The 1921 Cornell Big Red football team represented Cornell University in the 1921 college football season. The team finished with an 8–0 record, outscored its opponents 392 to 21, including a 110–0 win over Western Reserve on October 15,[1] and was retroactively named as the 1921 national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation, and as a co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[2]


October 1[[{{{school}}}|St. Bonaventure]]W 41–0
October 8Rochester
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 55–0
October 15[[{{{school}}}|Western Reserve]]
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 110–0
October 22[[{{{school}}}|Colgate]]
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY (rivalry)
W 31–7
October 29Dartmouth
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY (rivalry)
W 59–7
November 5at ColumbiaW 41–7
November 12[[{{{school}}}|Springfield (MA)]]
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 14–0
November 24at PennW 41–0


  1. 1921 Cornell University football scores and results Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 3, 2013.
  2. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.

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