1897 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1897 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1897.jpg
Conference Independent
1897 record 3–6
Head coach Samuel Newton (2nd season)
Home stadium Beaver Field
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The 1897 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1897 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.


Date Opponent Site Result
September 25 Gettysburg Beaver Field • State College, PA W 32–0  
October 2 at Lafayette March Field • Easton, PA L 0–24  
October 13 at Princeton University FieldPrinceton, NJ L 0–34  
October 16 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 0–24  
October 20 at Navy Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD L 0–4  
October 30 at Cornell Ithaca, NY L 0–45  
November 13 vs. Bucknell Williamsport, PA W 27–4  
November 20 Bloomsburg Normal Beaver Field • State College, PA W 10–0  
November 25 vs. Dickinson Sunbury, PA L 0–6  
*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.