Samuel B. Newton coached the Penn State Nittany Lions football teams from 1896 to 1898. In his three seasons, he compiled a 12–14 record and a .462 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.

1896 season[edit | edit source]

1896 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1896 record3–4
Head coachSamuel Newton
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 26, 1896 Gettysburg Beaver FieldState College, PA W 40–0  
October 3, 1896 Pittsburgh Beaver Field • State College, PA W 10–4  
October 10, 1896 Dickinson Beaver Field • State College, PA W 8–0  
October 24, 1896 at Princeton Princeton, NJ L 0–39  
October 31, 1896 vs. Bucknell Williamsport, PA L 0–10  
November 14, 1896 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 0–27  
November 28, 1896 vs. Carlisle Indians Harrisburg, PA L 5–48  


1897 season[edit | edit source]

1897 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1897 record3–6
Head coachSamuel Newton
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 25, 1897 Gettysburg Beaver FieldState College, PA W 32–0  
October 2, 1897 at Lafayette Easton, PA L 0–24  
October 13, 1897 at Princeton Princeton, NJ L 0–34  
October 16, 1897 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 0–24  
October 20, 1897 at Navy Annapolis, MD L 0–4  
October 30, 1897 at Cornell Ithaca, NY L 0–45  
November 13, 1897 vs. Bucknell Williamsport, PA W 27–4  
November 20, 1897 Bloomsburg Normal Beaver Field • State College, PA W 10–0  
November 25, 1897 vs. Dickinson Sunbury, PA L 0–6  


1898 season[edit | edit source]

1898 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1898 record6–4
Head coachSamuel Newton
Seasons
← 1897
1899 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 24, 1898 Gettysburg Beaver FieldState College, PA W 47–0  
October 1, 1898 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 0–40  
October 8, 1898 at Lafayette Easton, PA W 5–0  
October 15, 1898 Susquehanna Beaver Field • State College, PA W 45–6  
October 22, 1898 at Navy Annapolis, MD L 11–16  
October 26, 1898 at Princeton Princeton, NJ L 0–5  
October 29, 1898 at Duquesne Athletic Club Pittsburgh, PA L 5–18  
November 5, 1898 vs. Bucknell Williamsport, PA W 16–0  
November 19, 1898 at Washington & Jefferson Washington, PA W 11–6  
November 25, 1897 vs. Dickinson Williamsport, PA W 34–0  


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