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1896 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1896 record3–4
Head coachSamuel Newton (1st season)
Home stadiumBeaver Field
Seasons
← 1895
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.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26Gettysburg
W 40–0
October 3Pittsburgh
  • Beaver Field
  • State College, PA (Rivalry)
W 10–4
October 10Dickinson
  • Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 8–0
October 24at PrincetonL 0–39
October 31vs. BucknellWilliamsport, PAL 0–10
November 14at PennL 0–27
November 28vs. CarlisleHarrisburg, PAL 5–48

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