Penn State Nittany Lions football under George Hoskins

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George Hoskins coached the Penn State Nittany Lions football teams from 1892 to 1895. In his four seasons, he compiled a 17–4–4 record and a .760 winning percentage, the highest in school history.

His first team played its home game on the Old Main lawn on campus in State College, Pennsylvania, before the 500-seat Beaver Field opened in 1893.

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

1892 season[edit]

1892 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1892.jpg
Conference Independent
1892 record 5–1
Head coach George Hoskins
Seasons
« 1891 1893 »
Date Opponent Site Result
October 1, 1892 at Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA L 0–20  
October 27, 1892 Wyoming Seminary Old MainState College, PA W 40–0  
November 5, 1892 Pittsburgh Athletic Club Old Main • State College, PA W 16–0  
November 12, 1892 Bucknell Old Main • State College, PA W 18–0  
November 23, 1892 vs. Lafayette Wilkes-Barre, PA W 18–0  
November 25, 1892 vs. Dickinson Harrisburg, PA W 16–0  


1893 season[edit]

1893 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1893.jpg
Conference Independent
1893 record 4–1
Head coach George Hoskins
Seasons
« 1892 1894 »

The 1893 Penn State Nittany Lions football team would be the first team to play in the new Beaver Field, Penn State football's first permanent home.

Date Opponent Site Result
October 14, 1893 at Virginia Charlottesville, VA W 6–0  
October 25, 1893 at Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA L 6–18  
November 6, 1893 Pittsburgh Beaver FieldState College, PA W 32–0  
November 11, 1893 at Bucknell Lewisburg, PA W 36–18  
November 30, 1893 at Pittsburgh Athletic Club Pittsburgh, PA W 12–0  


1894 season[edit]

1894 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1894.jpg
Conference Independent
1894 record 6–0–1
Head coach George Hoskins
Seasons
« 1893 1895 »
Date Opponent Site Result
October 13, 1894 Gettysburg Beaver FieldState College, PA W 60–0  
October 20, 1894 Lafayette Beaver Field • State College, PA W 72–0  
November 10, 1894 at Navy Annapolis, MD T 6–6  
November 17, 1894 vs. Bucknell Williamsport, PA W 12–6  
November 23, 1894 at Washington & Jefferson Washington, PA W 6–0  
November 24, 1894 at Oberlin Oberlin, OH W 9–6  
November 29, 1894 at Pittsburgh Athletic Club Pittsburgh, PA W 14–0  


1895 season[edit]

1895 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1895.jpg
Conference Independent
1895 record 2–2–3
Head coach George Hoskins
Seasons
« 1894 1896 »
Date Opponent Site Result
September 25, 1895 Gettysburg Beaver FieldState College, PA W 20–6  
October 5, 1895 at Cornell Ithaca, NY T 0–0  
October 26, 1895 vs. Bucknell Williamsport, PA W 16–0  
November 9, 1895 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 4–35  
November 16, 1895 at Pittsburgh Athletic Club Pittsburgh, PA L 10–11  
November 18, 1895 at Washington & Jefferson Washington, PA T 6–6  
November 28, 1895 at Western Reserve Cleveland, OH T 8–8  


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