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Pop Golden coached the Penn State Nittany Lions football teams from 1900 to 1902. In his three seasons, he compiled a 16–12–1 record and a .569 winning percentage. His teams played their home games in Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania.

Despite the article title, the school did not adopt the Nittany Lion as its mascot until 1907.

1900 season

1900 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1900 record4–6–1
Head coachPop Golden
Seasons
← 1899
1901 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 23, 1900 Susquehanna Beaver FieldState College, PA W 17–0  
September 30, 1900 vs. Pittsburgh Bellefonte, PA W 12–0  
October 6, 1900 at Army West Point, NY T 0–0  
October 10, 1900 at Princeton Princeton, NJ L 0–26  
October 17, 1900 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 5–17  
October 20, 1900 at Dickinson Carlisle, PA L 0–18  
October 27, 1900 Duquesne Athletic Club Pittsburgh, PA L 0–29  
November 3, 1900 vs. Bucknell Williamsport, PA W 6–0  
November 10, 1900 at Navy Annapolis, MD L 0–44  
November 17, 1900 Gettysburg Beaver Field • State College, PA W 44–0  
November 29, 1900 at Buffalo Buffalo, NY L 0–10  


1901 season

1901 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1901 record5–3
Head coachPop Golden
Seasons
← 1900
1902 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 22, 1901 Susquehanna Beaver FieldState College, PA W 17–0  
September 29, 1901 vs. Pittsburgh Bellefonte, PA W 37–0  
October 5, 1901 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 6–23  
October 19, 1901 at Yale New Haven, CT L 0–22  
October 26, 1901 at Navy Annapolis, MD W 11–6  
November 2, 1901 at Homestead Athletic Club Pittsburgh, PA L 0–39  
November 16, 1901 vs. Lehigh Williamsport, PA W 38–0  
November 23, 1901 Dickinson Beaver Field • State College, PA W 12–0  


1902 season

1902 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1902 record7–3
Head coachPop Golden
Seasons
← 1901
1903 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 20, 1902 Dickinson Seminary Beaver FieldState College, PA W 27–0  
September 27, 1902 Pittsburgh Beaver Field • State College, PA W 27–0  
October 4, 1902 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 0–17  
October 11, 1902 Villanova Beaver Field • State College, PA W 32–0  
October 18, 1902 at Yale New Haven, CT L 0–11  
October 25, 1902 Susquehanna Beaver Field • State College, PA W 55–0  
November 1, 1902 at Navy Annapolis, MD W 6–0  
November 8, 1902 Gettysburg Beaver Field • State College, PA W 37–0  
November 22, 1902 at Dickinson Carlisle, PA W 23–0  
November 27, 1902 at Steelton YMCA Steelton, PA L 5–6  


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