Cornell football opens 126th season Saturday

Cornell opens it’s 126th year of football this Saturday at historic Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, NY. The Bison of Bucknell University come to town for Homecoming weekend on the Hill.GAME INFORMATIONGame #1: Bucknell at CornellDate: Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3:00 p.m.Site: Schoellkopf Field (25,597), Ithaca, N.Y.2012 Records: Cornell (0-0, 0-0 Ivy); Bucknell (1-0, 0-0 Patriot)Series Record: Cornell leads 41-11Last Meeting: Cornell won 15-10, Sept. 29, 2012, in Lewisburg, Pa.Television: NoneRadio: WHCU 870 AM, Barry Leonard (play-by-play), Buck Briggs (color)Live Stats: Available at www.CornellBigRed.comLive Video: Available at www.IvyLeagueDigitalNetwork.comTickets: Available by calling (607) 254-BEAR or online hereHEAD COACH DAVID ARCHER ’05David Archer ’05, the Roger J. Weiss ’61 Head Coach of Cornell Football, is in his first season at the helm of the Big Red (0-0 overall, .000; 0-0, Ivy, .000) … Archer is the youngest Division I head football coach in the country … he has been an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at his alma mater for six years … Archer was hired as head coach on Jan. 3, 2013. STORY LINES• Cornell opens its 126th season of football when it meets Bucknell on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field.• Making his debut as Cornell’s head coach will be David Archer ’05. The former Big Red gridiron captain is the youngest Division I head football coach at 30 years old.• The Big Red sports a 90-31-4 record in its first 125 season openers and have won four of the last six.• The game will also serve as Cornell’s Homecoming. The Big Red brings a 34-29-2 record all-time in Homecoming games into the weekend.• It will be the 53rd “Battle of the ‘Nells”, with Cornell holding a decisive 41-11 lead in the all-time series. The Big Red has won six consecutive matchups between the teams.• In last year’s Homecoming game, the Big Red ran off with a 45-6 victory over Yale, posting the largest margin of victory over the Bulldogs in school history. The win came in front of a crowd of 15,333 at Schoellkopf Field.

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