- Colgate Raiders football
Colgate Raiders First season 1890 Head coach Dick Biddle 14 year, 113–51 (.689) Home stadium Andy Kerr Stadium Stadium capacity 10,221 Stadium surface Location Hamilton, New York Conference Patriot League All-time record 597–445–51 (.570) Postseason bowl record – Claimed national titles 2 Conference titles 6 Consensus All-Americans 6 Colors Maroon and white Rivalries Cornell
Syracuse (defunct; teams will play on Sept. 25, 2010 in the Carrier Dome)
The Colgate Raiders football team represents Colgate University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) college football competition as a member of the Patriot League.
In 1915, Colgate recorded its 100th victory with a win over Army and also beat Yale on their way to a 5–1 finish. The following season, they compiled a 8–1 record, with the lone loss coming against Yale, 7–3. For the 1916 season, Parke H. Davis named Colgate as the national co-champions.
During the Great Depression, there was a proliferation of postseason benefit games to raise money for the unemployed. On December 6, 1930, Colgate traveled to New York City's Yankee Stadium to play New York University (NYU) in one of these games and won, 7–0. In 1932, Colgate finished undefeated, untied, and unscored upon with a 9–0 record. They outscored their opponents, 234 points to 0. Parke H. Davis named the Red Raiders the national champions. They did not, however, receive an invitation to the 1933 Rose Bowl, and as such, have been referred to as "undefeated, untied, unscored upon, and uninvited." The team was considered as a candidate to play in the first Sugar Bowl in January 1935 but the honor went to Temple University.
In 1982, Colgate football was relegated from the Division I-A to Division I-AA (now FCS) level. Since then, the team has advanced to the playoffs numerous times. In 2003, Colgate advanced to the Division I FCS final, becoming the first and only Patriot League team to ever do so. There, the Raiders lost to Delaware, 40-0. Two Raiders have received the Walter Payton Award for most outstanding player in Division I-AA: Kenny Gamble in 1987 and Jamaal Branch in 2003.
Year Selectors Coach Record 1916 Parke H. Davis Laurence Bankart 8-1 1932 Parke H. Davis Andrew Kerr 9-0
Year Conference Coach Overall record Conference record 1997 Patriot League Dick Biddle 7–5 6–0 1999 Patriot League Dick Biddle 10–2 5–1 2002 Patriot League Dick Biddle 9–3 6–1 2003 Patriot League Dick Biddle 15–1 7–0 2005 Patriot League Dick Biddle 8–4 5–1 2008 Patriot League Dick Biddle 9–3 5–0
- ^ a b c 2008 Football Media Guide (PDF), Colgate University, p. 122, 2008.
- ^ "Past Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I FBS) National Champions". Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. http://web.archive.org/web/20070704103516/http://www.ncaa.org/champadmin/ia_football_past_champs.html. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
- ^ a b c d e 2007 NCAA Division I Football Records Book, National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2007, retrieved December 5, 2008.
- ^ Andrew Kerr, Class of 1900, Dickinson College, retrieved June 20, 2009.
- ^ "Name 'Sugar Bowl' Elevens Tonight". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1934-12-03. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=YMcwAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KmkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3044,386377&dq=sugar+bowl&hl=en. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
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