1891 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1891 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1891.jpg
PIFA Champions
Conference Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Football Association
1891 record 6–2 (4–1 PIFA)
Head coach none
Home stadium Old Main lawn
← 1890
1892 →
1891 PIFA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn State $ 4 1 0     6 2 0
Franklin & Marshall                
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1891 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1891 college football season.[1] 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.


Date Opponent Site Result
October 2 at Lafayette March Field • Easton, PA W 14–4  
October 3 at Lehigh Bethlehem, PA L 2–24  
October 17 at Swarthmore Swarthmore, PA W 44–0  
October 24 at Franklin & Marshall Lancaster, PA W 26–6  
October 27 at Gettysburg Gettysburg, PA W 18–0  
November 7 at Bucknell Lewisburg, PA L 10–12  
November 26 Dickinson Altoona, PA W Dickinson forfeited  
December 5 at Haverford Haverford, PA W 58–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1890-1894)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 9, 2015.