|1896 Penn State Nittany Lions football|
|Head coach||Samuel Newton (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Beaver Field|
The 1896 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1896 college football season. 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.
|September 26||Gettysburg||W 40–0|
|October 3||Pittsburgh||W 10–4|
|October 10||Dickinson||W 8–0|
|October 24||at Princeton||L 0–39|
|October 31||vs. Bucknell||Williamsport, PA||L 0–10|
|November 14||at Penn||L 0–27|
|November 28||vs. Carlisle||Harrisburg, PA||L 5–48|
- ↑ "Penn State Yearly Results (1895-1899)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/p/penn_state/1895-1899_yearly_results.php. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
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