American Football Database
1898 Penn State Nittany Lions football
1898 record6–4
Head coachSamuel Newton (3rd season)
Home stadiumBeaver Field
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The 1898 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1898 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.


September 24Gettysburg
  • Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 47–0
October 1at PennL 0–40
October 8at Lafayette
  • March Field
  • Easton, PA
W 5–0
October 15Susquehanna
  • Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 45–6
October 22at Navy
L 11–16
October 26at PrincetonL 0–5
October 29at Duquesne Athletic ClubPittsburgh, PAL 5–18
November 5vs. BucknellWilliamsport, PAW 16–0
November 19at Washington & Jefferson
  • College Field
  • Washington, PA
W 11–6
November 25vs. DickinsonWilliamsport, PAW 34–0