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 Script error. 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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