American Football Database
American Football Database
1931 Cornell Big Red football
1931 record7–1
Head coachGil Dobie (12th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Base defense6–3–2
Home stadiumSchoellkopf Field
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The 1931 Cornell Big Red football team was an American football team that represented Cornell University during the 1931 college football season. In their 12th season under head coach Gil Dobie, the Big Red compiled a 7–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 239 to 20.[1][2] Coach Dobie was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.

The traditional Thanksgiving game against Penn attracted reported crowd of 70,000 to Franklin Field. Cornell's 7-0 win earned a story on the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer along with a detailed quarter-by-quarter description of the game in the newspaper.[3]


September 26ClarksonW 68–0
October 3[[{{{school}}}|Niagara]]
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 37–6
October 10Richmond
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 27–0
October 17Princeton
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 33–0
October 31Columbia
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY (rivalry)
W 13–0
November 7[[{{{school}}}|Alfred]]
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 54–0
November 14at DartmouthL 0–14
November 26at PennW 7–0


  1. "Cornell Yearly Results (1930–1934)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. "1931 Cornell Big Red Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. "U. of P. Defeated by Cornell, 7-0, Before 70,000". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 27 November 1931. pp. 1, 22. Retrieved 10 November 2018.