|1927 NYU Violets football|
|Home stadium|| Ohio Field |
The 1927 NYU Violets football team represented New York University in the 1927 college football season
|September 24||Niagara||W 27–0|
|October 1||West Virginia Wesleyan||W 27–13|
|October 8||Alfred||W 65–0|
|October 15||vs. Fordham||W 32–0|
|October 22||Rutgers||W 60-6|
|October 29||Colgate||T 0–0|
|November 5||Carnegie Tech||W 20–6|
|November 12||at Penn State||T 13–13|
|November 19||Allegheny||W 81–0|
|November 24||at Nebraska||L 18–27|
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