The 1898 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1898 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 24||Gettysburg||W 47–0|
|October 1||at Penn||L 0–40|
|October 8||at Lafayette||W 5–0|
- Beaver Field
- State College, PA
|October 22||at Navy||L 11–16|
|October 26||at Princeton||L 0–5|
|October 29||at Duquesne Athletic Club||Pittsburgh, PA||L 5–18|
|November 5||vs. Bucknell||Williamsport, PA||W 16–0|
|November 19||at Washington & Jefferson||W 11–6|
|November 25||vs. Dickinson||Williamsport, PA||W 34–0|