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1915 Cornell Big Red football team

The 1915 Cornell Big Red football team represented Cornell University in the 1915 college football season. The team won all nine games and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation, and as a co-national champion (with Pittsburgh) by Parke H. Davis.[1] Cornell outscored their opponents 287 to 50.[2]

1915 Cornell Big Red football
National champion (Helms, Houlgate, NCF)
Co-national champion (Parke H. Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
1915 record9–0
Head coachAlbert Sharpe (4th season)
Home stadiumSchoellkopf Field
Seasons
← 1914
1916 →
1915 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cornell         9 0 0
Pittsburgh         8 0 0
Dubuque         7 0 0
Washington         7 0 0
Washington State         7 0 0
Carleton         6 0 0
Columbia         5 0 0
Georgia Tech         7 0 1
Wabash         7 0 1
Harvard         8 1 0
Carnegie Tech         7 1 0
Notre Dame         7 1 0
Ouachita Baptist         7 1 0
Rutgers         7 1 0
Grinnell         6 1 0
Holy Trinity         6 1 0
Spring Hill         6 1 0
Villanova         6 1 0
Washington & Jefferson         8 1 1
Colgate         5 1 0
Michigan Agricultural         5 1 0
Western State         5 1 0
Syracuse         9 1 2
Dartmouth         7 1 1
West Virginia         5 1 1
Hawaii         4 1 1
First District         4 1 1
Tufts         5 1 2
Penn State         7 2 0
Oregon         7 2 0
Lafayette         8 3 0
Princeton         6 2 0
Franklin & Marshall         6 2 0
Johns Hopkins         6 2 0
New Mexico         3 1 0
VMI         6 2 1
New Mexico A&M         5 2 0
Temple         3 1 1
Millikin         5 2 1
Delaware         6 3 0
Maryland         6 3 0
Nebraska Wesleyan         6 3 0
Louisiana Normal College         4 2 0
Wesleyan         6 3 0
North Texas State Normal         4 2 1
Michigan State Normal         4 2 1
Montana Agricultural         4 2 1
Oregon Agricultural         5 3 0
Allegheny         5 3 0
Arizona         5 3 0
Doane         5 3 0
Swarthmore         5 3 0
California         8 5 0
Army         5 3 1
Marquette         4 2 2
Lehigh         6 4 0
Tempe Normal         3 2 0
University Farm         3 2 0
Southwest Texas State         5 3 2
Jamestown         3 2 1
Penn (IA)         4 3 0
Davidson         4 3 1
Michigan         4 3 1
Brown         5 4 1
Creighton         5 4 1
Buffalo         4 4 0
Fordham         4 4 0
Holy Cross         3 2 2
Knox (IL)         1 1 0
Middle Tennessee         3 3 1
Mississippi Normal         4 4 0
Saint Louis         3 3 1
Haskell         3 3 0
NYU         4 4 1
Montana         2 2 2
Presbyterian         4 4 0
St. Thomas (MN)         2 2 1
Willamette         2 2 1
Middlebury         3 4 2
Henderson-Brown         3 4 1
Muhlenberg         4 5 0
TCU         4 5 0
Yale         4 5 0
Boston College         3 4 0
Wake Forest         3 4 0
USC         3 4 0
WPI         3 5 1
Navy         3 5 1
Carlisle         3 6 2
Penn         3 5 2
Rhode Island State         3 5 0
New Hampshire         3 6 1
Gettysburg         3 6 0
Hanover         2 4 0
Rochester         3 6 0
Bucknell         2 6 3
Lawrence         2 5 0
Earlham         2 6 0
Idaho         1 4 1
Detroit         1 5 0
Butler         1 6 0
Williams         1 7 0
William & Mary         0 9 1

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 25GettysburgW 13–0
October 2Oberlin
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 34–7
October 9Williams
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 46–6
October 16Bucknell
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 41–0
October 23at HarvardW 10–0
October 30VPI
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 45–0
November 6at MichiganW 34–722,000
November 13Washington and Lee
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
W 40–21
November 25at PennW 24-925,000

External linksEdit

  • "Video: UPenn vs Cornell Football Game, Thanksgiving Day 1915 [no sound]". YouTube. Penn Archives. Retrieved 10 November 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  2. ^ 1915 Cornell University football scores and results Archived 2013-10-05 at the Wayback Machine. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 3, 2013.