Colgate–Syracuse football rivalry

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Colgate–Syracuse football rivalry
Colgate primary logo.png SyracuseOrange.svg
Colgate Raiders Syracuse Orange

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 66
Series record Colgate leads, 31–30–5
First meeting November 7, 1891
Colgate 22, Syracuse 16
Last meeting September 25, 2010
Syracuse 42, Colgate 7
Next meeting September 10, 2016
Largest win Syracuse, 71–0 (1959)
Longest win streak Syracuse, 15 (1951–present)
Current win streak Syracuse, 15 (1951–present)
Trophy None

The Colgate–Syracuse football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Colgate Raiders and Syracuse Orange.[1][2][3][4] The two schools are located 38 miles apart from each other in Central New York. The two teams have met 66 times, and despite not recording a victory since 1950, Colgate still leads the series 31–30–5. The game has been infrequently played since the NCAA's divisional split in 1978, which placed Colgate in Division I-AA and Syracuse in Division I-A.

History[edit]

Colgate University (located in Madison County) and Syracuse University (located in neighboring Onondaga County) are both private institutions, and their close proximity to each other quickly lead to a natural rivalry in athletics between the two schools. Colgate and Syracuse first played each other in football in 1891, with Colgate recording a 22–16 victory. The Red Raiders would go on the win 12 of the first 16 games in the series. Colgate's early dominance in the series quickly gave rise to the legend of the Hoodoo (a play on a corruption of the word Voodoo). The Hoodoo legend was based on a story that, during the construction of Syracuse's Archbold Stadium in 1907, a Colgate student snuck onto the construction site and buried a varsity maroon "C" sweater in the drying cement, thereby cursing Syracuse to failure against the Red Raiders.[5] Colgate students even went so far as to rent planes to drop "Hoodoo" flyers to litter the Syracuse campus, prompting Syracuse students to respond by dropping their own flyers on the Colgate campus. After Syracuse students upped the ante by pouring orange dye into Colgate's Taylor Lake, Colgate students responded by renting a plate to drop red paint onto Archbold Stadium.[6] However, by the late 1950s, Syracuse had established itself as a major power in Eastern college football, while Colgate continued to lag behind and the games became increasingly one-sided. Following the 1961 contest, Colgate terminated the series, in order to focus on playing smaller, peer institutions. Following the NCAA's I-A/I-AA split in 1978, the rivalry was intermittently renewed in the 1980s, with Syracuse comfortably winning all three games played in the decade.[7] In 2010, the rivalry was renewed again after a 23-year absence, with Syracuse recording a 42–7 victory.[8][9] The series is set to resume again in 2016, when Syracuse is scheduled to host Colgate in a game played in the Carrier Dome.[10]

Notable games[edit]

  • 1891: The first ever meeting between the two schools resulted in a 22–16 Colgate victory.
  • 1897 – The Tackle: Colgate was hosting the game in Hamilton. With the game tied, a Colgate alumni who was working as a newspaper reporter covering the game, ran out onto the field and tackled a Syracuse player who had broken away and was about to score the go-ahead touchdown. The game eventually ended in a 6–6 tie. The series would be suspended until 1902, at which point every subsequent game in the series would be played in Syracuse.[11]
  • 1916 Colgate defeats Syracuse 15–0 en route to a the program's first national championship season.
  • 1932 Colgate went into Archbold Stadium and shut out the Orangemen 16–0 en route to a perfect season and the program's second national championship season.
  • 1950 – Colgate's Last Stand: Colgate pulls out a 19–14 victory over Syracuse in Archbold Stadium, Colgate's last victory in the series to date.
  • 1956 Jim Brown scores an NCAA-record 43 points in Syracuse's 61–7 victory over Colgate.
  • 1959 #1 ranked Syracuse hosted Colgate in front of 31,000 fans at Archbold Stadium and dominated the Red Raiders 71–0 en route to a perfect season and only national championship season to date.
  • 1961 – The End: Syracuse records a 51–8 victory over Colgate in the last regularly scheduled annual meeting between the two schools. Colgate and Syracuse would not play again in football for the next 20 years.
  • 2010 Colgate and Syracuse met on the gridiron for the first time in 23 years, a 42–7 Syracuse victory in the Carrier Dome.

Game results[edit]

Colgate victories
Syracuse victories
Ties
# Date Location Winner Score Series
CU SU
1 November 7, 1891 Syracuse, NY Colgate 22 16 Colgate 1–0
2 October 26, 1893 Hamilton, NY Colgate 58 0 Colgate 2–0
3 October 6, 1894 Hamilton, NY Colgate 32 8 Colgate 3–0
4 November 9, 1895 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 0 4 Colgate 3–1
5 October 24, 1896 Syracuse, NY Colgate 6 0 Colgate 4–1
6 October 16, 1897 Hamilton, NY Tie 6 6 Colgate 4–1–1
7 October 11, 1902 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 0 23 Colgate 4–2–1
8 October 17, 1903 Syracuse, NY Colgate 10 5 Colgate 5–2–1
9 October 8, 1904 Syracuse, NY Colgate 11 0 Colgate 6–2–1
10 October 21, 1905 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 5 11 Colgate 6–3–1
11 October 20, 1906 Syracuse, NY Colgate 5 0 Colgate 7–3–1
12 November 7, 1908 Syracuse, NY Colgate 6 0 Colgate 8–3–1
13 November 13, 1909 Syracuse, NY Colgate 6 5 Colgate 9–3–1
14 November 12, 1910 Syracuse, NY Colgate 11 6 Colgate 10–3–1
15 November 16, 1912 Syracuse, NY Colgate 7 0 Colgate 11–3–1
16 November 15, 1913 Syracuse, NY Colgate 35 13 Colgate 12–3–1
17 November 14, 1914 Syracuse, NY Tie 0 0 Colgate 12–3–2
18 November 13, 1915 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 0 38 Colgate 12–4–2
19 November 18, 1916 Syracuse, NY Colgate 15 0 Colgate 13–4–2
20 November 17, 1917 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 7 27 Colgate 13–5–2
21 November 15, 1919 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 7 13 Colgate 13–6–2
22 November 20, 1920 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 0 14 Colgate 13–7–2
23 November 12, 1921 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 0 14 Colgate 13–8–2
24 November 18, 1922 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 7 14 Colgate 13–9–2
25 November 17, 1923 Syracuse, NY Colgate 16 7 Colgate 14–9–2
26 November 22, 1924 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 3 7 Colgate 14–10–2
27 November 14, 1925 Syracuse, NY Colgate 19 6 Colgate 15–10–2
28 November 13, 1926 Syracuse, NY Tie 10 10 Colgate 15–10–3
29 November 12, 1927 Syracuse, NY Tie 13 13 Colgate 15–10–4
30 November 17, 1928 Syracuse, NY Colgate 30 6 Colgate 16–10–4
31 November 16, 1929 Syracuse, NY Colgate 21 0 Colgate 17–10–4
32 November 15, 1930 Syracuse, NY Colgate 36 7 Colgate 18–10–4
33 November 14, 1931 Syracuse, NY Colgate 21 7 Colgate 19–10–4
34 November 12, 1932 Syracuse, NY Colgate 16 0 Colgate 20–10–4
35 November 18, 1933 Syracuse, NY Colgate 13 3 Colgate 21–10–4
36 November 17, 1934 Syracuse, NY Colgate 13 2 Colgate 22–10–4
37 November 16, 1935 Syracuse, NY Colgate 27 0 Colgate 23–10–4
38 November 21, 1936 Syracuse, NY Colgate 13 0 Colgate 24–10–4
39 November 20, 1937 Syracuse, NY Colgate 7 0 Colgate 25–10–4
40 November 5, 1938 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 0 7 Colgate 25–11–4
41 November 18, 1939 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 0 7 Colgate 25–12–4
42 November 16, 1940 Syracuse, NY Colgate 7 6 Colgate 26–12–4
43 November 15, 1941 Syracuse, NY Tie 19 19 Colgate 26–12–5
44 November 14, 1942 Syracuse, NY Colgate 14 0 Colgate 27–12–5
45 November 18, 1944 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 13 43 Colgate 27–13–5
46 November 17, 1945 Syracuse, NY Colgate 7 6 Colgate 28–13–5
47 November 16, 1946 Syracuse, NY Colgate 25 7 Colgate 29–13–5
48 November 15, 1947 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 0 7 Colgate 29–14–5
49 November 13, 1948 Syracuse, NY Colgate 20 13 Colgate 30–14–5
50 November 15, 1949 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 7 35 Colgate 30–15–5
51 November 18, 1950 Syracuse, NY Colgate 19 14 Colgate 31–15–5
52 November 17, 1951 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 0 9 Colgate 31–16–5
53 November 15, 1952 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 14 20 Colgate 31–17–5
54 November 14, 1953 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 18 34 Colgate 31–18–5
55 November 13, 1954 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 12 31 Colgate 31–19–5
56 November 12, 1955 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 19 26 Colgate 31–20–5
57 November 17, 1956 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 7 61 Colgate 31–21–5
58 November 16, 1957 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 6 34 Colgate 31–22–5
59 November 15, 1958 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 0 47 Colgate 31–23–5
60 November 14, 1959 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 0 71 Colgate 31–24–5
61 November 12, 1960 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 6 46 Colgate 31–25–5
62 November 11, 1961 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 8 51 Colgate 31–26–5
63 October 31, 1981 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 24 47 Colgate 31–27–5
64 October 30, 1982 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 15 49 Colgate 31–28–5
65 October 24, 1987 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 6 52 Colgate 31–29–5
66 September 25, 2010 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 7 42 Colgate 31–30–5

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References[edit]

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