1896 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1896 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1896.jpg
Conference Independent
1896 record 3–4
Head coach Samuel Newton (1st season)
Home stadium Beaver Field
Seasons
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1897 →

The 1896 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1896 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Samuel Newton 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 26 Gettysburg Beaver Field • State College, PA W 40–0  
October 3 Pittsburgh Beaver Field • State College, PA (Rivalry) W 10–4  
October 10 Dickinson Beaver Field • State College, PA W 8–0  
October 24 at Princeton University FieldPrinceton, NJ L 0–39  
October 31 vs. Bucknell Williamsport, PA L 0–10  
November 14 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 0–27  
November 28 vs. Carlisle Harrisburg, PA L 5–48  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

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