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2018 Cornell Big Red football
ConferenceIvy League
2018 record3–7 (2–5 Ivy)
Head coachDavid Archer (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorRoy Istvan
Defensive coordinatorJared Backus
Home stadiumSchoellkopf Field
(Capacity: 25,597)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Ivy League football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Princeton   7 0         10 0  
No. 18 Dartmouth   6 1         9 1  
Harvard   4 3         6 4  
Yale   3 4         5 5  
Penn   3 4         6 4  
Columbia   3 4         6 4  
Cornell   2 5         3 7  
Brown   0 7         1 9  
† – Conference champion
  • The Ivy League does not participate in the FCS Playoffs.
    Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2018 Cornell Big Red football team represented Cornell University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Ivy League. They were led by sixth-year head coach David Archer and played their home games at Schoellkopf Field. They finished the season 3–7, 2–5 in Ivy League play to finish in seventh place.

Previous seasonEdit

The Big Red finished the 2017 season 3–7, 3–4 in Ivy League play, to finish tied for fifth place.

File:Cornell vs Columbia football.jpg

ScheduleEdit

The 2018 schedule consisted of five home and five away games. The Big Red hosted Ivy League foes Yale, Harvard, Penn, and Dartmouth, and traveled to Brown, Princeton, and Columbia.

In 2018, Cornell's non-conference opponents were Delaware of the Colonial Athletic Association, Sacred Heart of the Northeast Conference, and Colgate of the Patriot League.[1] Homecoming coincided with the home opener against Yale on September 22.[2]

Cornell's 0–66 loss to Princeton on October 27 was its worst defeat since a 0–77 defeat by Harvard in 1890, 128 years earlier.[3]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 153:30 p.m.at Delaware*BHAAL 10–2714,511
September 223:00 p.m.YaledaggerESPN+L 24–3012,801
September 291:30 p.m.Sacred Heart*
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
ESPN+W 43–243,620
October 61:30 p.m.Harvard
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
ESPN+W 28–248,040
October 1312:00 p.m.at No. 20 Colgate*PL NetL 0–313,112
October 201:00 p.m.at BrownESPN+W 34–163,886
October 271:00 p.m.at No. 19 PrincetonESPN+L 0–664,200
November 26:00 p.m.Penn
ESPNUL 7–201,056
November 101:30 p.m.No. 25 Dartmouth
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY (rivalry)
ESPN+L 24–353,604
November 171:00 p.m.at ColumbiaESPN+L 21–244,651
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Game summariesEdit

at DelawareEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Big Red 3 0 0 7 10
Fightin' Blue Hens 7 7 0 13 27



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 September 16, 2017 L, 14–41


YaleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 14 3 6 7 30
Big Red 14 0 0 10 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
30–48–2 September 23, 2017 L, 24–49


Sacred HeartEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pioneers 3 7 7 7 24
Big Red 16 20 7 0 43



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 October 15, 2016 L, 24–31


HarvardEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Crimson 7 0 10 7 24
Big Red 0 7 7 14 28



Overall record Last meeting Result
33–47–2 October 7, 2017 W, 17–14


at ColgateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Big Red 0 0 0 0 0
No. 20 Raiders 7 3 14 7 31



Overall record Last meeting Result
49–47–3 September 30, 2017 L, 7–21


at BrownEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Big Red 0 14 7 13 34
Bears 0 10 0 6 16



Overall record Last meeting Result
27–37–1 October 21, 2017 W, 34–7


at PrincetonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Big Red 0 0 0 0 0
No. 19 Tigers 21 24 7 14 66



Overall record Last meeting Result
37–61–2 October 28, 2017 W, 29–28


PennEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Quakers 0 3 7 10 20
Big Red 0 7 0 0 7



Overall record Last meeting Result
46–73–5 November 18, 2017 L, 22–29


DartmouthEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Big Green 21 0 14 0 35
Big Red 0 17 0 7 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
40–60–1 November 4, 2017 L, 0–10


at ColumbiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Big Red 0 7 0 14 21
Lions 10 0 0 14 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
65–37–3 November 11, 2017 L, 8–18


ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cornell University - 2018 Football Schedule". Cornell University Athletics. http://cornellbigred.com/schedule.aspx?path=football. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. "Homecoming". Cornell University. http://www.homecoming.cornell.edu/. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  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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