1881 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1881 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Independent
1881 record 1–0
Head coach none
Seasons
1887 →
1881 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         5 0 1
Princeton         7 0 2
Richmond         2 0 0
Dartmouth         1 0 1
Penn State         1 0 0
Harvard         6 1 1
Massachusetts         2 1 1
Kentucky U.         2 1 0
Columbia         3 3 1
Rutgers         2 4 1
Stevens Tech         1 2 1
Kentucky State         1 2 0
CCNY         0 1 0
Lewisburg         0 1 0
MIT         0 1 0
Wesleyan         0 1 0
Randolph–Macon         0 2 0
Amherst         0 3 1
Michigan         0 3 0
Penn         0 5 0

The 1881 Penn State Nittany Lions football team would reference the school's first recorded game, beating Bucknell, then known as the University of Lewisburg, 9–0.[1] Although this game was reported in two State College newspapers and the Mirror (University of Lewisburg campus newspaper), Bucknell denies that this game ever happened. Penn State did not field teams from 1882 through 1886.

Despite the article title, the school did not adopt the Nittany Lion as its mascot until 1907.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
November 12 at Lewisburg Lewisburg, PA W 9–0  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1881-1884)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 8, 2015.