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1897 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1897 record3–6
Head coachSamuel Newton (2nd season)
Home stadiumBeaver Field
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →

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.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 25Gettysburg
  • Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 32–0
October 2at Lafayette
  • March Field
  • Easton, PA
L 0–24
October 13at PrincetonL 0–34
October 16at PennL 0–24
October 20at Navy
L 0–4
October 30at CornellIthaca, NYL 0–45
November 13vs. BucknellWilliamsport, PAW 27–4
November 20Bloomsburg Normal
  • Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 10–0
November 25vs. DickinsonSunbury, PAL 0–6

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