|1897 Penn State Nittany Lions football|
|Head coach||Samuel Newton (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Beaver Field|
The 1897 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1897 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 25||Gettysburg||W 32–0|
|October 2||at Lafayette||L 0–24|
|October 13||at Princeton||L 0–34|
|October 16||at Penn||L 0–24|
|October 20||at Navy||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||W 10–0|
|November 25||vs. Dickinson||Sunbury, PA||L 0–6|
- "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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