1895 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1895 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1895.jpg
Conference Independent
1895 record 2–2–3
Head coach George Hoskins (4th season)
Home stadium Beaver Field
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The 1895 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1895 college football season.[1] The team was coached by George Hoskins and played its home games on Beaver Field 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
September 25 Gettysburg Beaver Field • State College, PA W 20–6  
October 5 at Cornell Ithaca, NY T 0–0  
October 26 vs. Bucknell Williamsport, PA W 16–0  
November 9 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 4–35  
November 16 at Pittsburgh Athletic Club Pittsburgh, PA L 10–11  
November 18 at Washington & Jefferson College Field • Washington, PA T 6–6  
November 28 at Western Reserve Cleveland, OH T 8–8  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1895-1899)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 9, 2015.