1892 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1892 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1892.jpg
Conference Independent
1892 record 5–1
Head coach George Hoskins (1st season)
Home stadium Old Main lawn
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The 1892 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1892 college football season.[1] The team was coached by George Hoskins and 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 1 at Penn Philadelphia, PA L 0–20  
October 27 Wyoming Seminary Old MainState College, PA W 40–0  
November 5 Pittsburgh Athletic Club Old Main • State College, PA W 16–0  
November 12 Bucknell Old Main • State College, PA W 18–0  
November 23 vs. Lafayette Wilkes-Barre, PA W 18–0  
November 25 vs. Dickinson Harrisburg, PA W 16–0  
*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.