1888 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1888 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1888.jpg
1888 record0–2–1
Head coachnone
Home stadiumOld Main lawn
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The 1888 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1888 college football season. The team played its home games on the Old Main lawn in University Park, Pennsylvania.

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

In stark contrast to the 1887 team, the 1888 team is the only winless team in Penn State history.[1] Harry Leyden (1887–1889) played quarterback in 1888.


Date Opponent Site Result
October 31 Dickinson Old Main lawnState College, PA T 6–6  
November 7 at Dickinson Carlisle, PA L 0–16  
November ?? Lehigh Old Main lawn • State College, PA L 0–30  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

There is a score discrepancy. Lehigh lists the final score as 32–0.


  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1885-1889)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 8, 2015.