Penn State Nittany Lions

The School

Originally founded as The Farmer's High School, in connection with the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862, Penn State University was born. The history of Penn State is not easily encapsulated and even involves a Civil War battle. The lesser battle we call football began at Penn State in 1887.

The Mascot

At the 1904 Penn State/Princeton baseball game, Penn State players were shown a statue of Princeton's Bengal tiger; a merciless beast. Likewise, PSU would be shown no mercy on the field. On the spot, Harrison "Joe" Mason spun the tale of the Nittany Lion. "Fiercest beast of them all," he said. Penn State won the game.

At A Glance

Last Game

Next Game

James Franklin
928-410-42
4
2
Dec 30, 2023
#11 Mississippi
25-38 L
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Aug 31, 2024
West Virginia
Unknown

Season Summary

Season Record Week 1
Rank (AP)
Final Rank
(AP/CFP)
Conf
Champs
Nat
Champs
2023 10-3 #7 #10/10
2022 11-2 #9/11
2021 7-6 #19
2020 4-5 #8
2019 11-2 #15 #13/10
2018 9-4 #13/12
2017 11-2 #6 #9/9
2016 11-3 #5/5
2015 7-6
2014 7-6
2013 7-5
2012 8-4
2011 9-4
2010 7-6
2009 11-2
2008 12-2
2007 8-5
2006 9-4
2005 11-1
2004 4-7
2003 3-9
2002 9-4
2001 5-6
2000 5-7
1999 10-3
1998 9-3
1997 9-3
1996 11-2 #11
1995 9-3
1994 12-0 #9 #2/-
1993 10-2 #17 #13/-
1992 7-5
1991 11-2
1990 9-3
1989 8-3 #12
1988 5-6
1987 8-4
1986 12-0 #2/-
1985 11-1 #19
1984 6-5
1983 8-4
1982 11-1
1981 10-2
1980 10-2 #10/-
1979 8-4
1978 11-1
1977 11-1
1976 7-5
1975 9-3
1974 10-2
1973 12-0
1972 10-2
1971 11-1
1970 7-3
1969 11-0
1968 11-0
1967 8-2
1966 5-5
1965 5-5
1964 6-4
1963 7-3
1962 9-2
1961 8-3
1960 7-3
1959 9-2
1958 6-3
1957 6-3
1956 6-2
1955 5-4
1954 7-2
1953 6-3
1952 7-2
1951 5-4
1950 4-3
1949 5-4
1948 7-1
1947 9-0
1946 6-2
1945 5-3
1944 6-3
1943 5-3
1942 6-1
1941 7-2
1940 6-1
1939 5-1
1938 3-4
1937 5-3
1936 3-5
1935 4-4
1934 4-4
1933 3-3
1932 2-5
1931 2-8
1930 3-4
1929 6-3
1928 3-5
1927 6-2
1926 5-4
1925 4-4
1924 6-3
1923 6-2
1922 6-4
1921 8-0
1920 7-0
1919 7-1
1918 1-2
1917 5-4
1916 8-2
1915 7-2
1914 5-3
1913 2-6
1912 8-0
1911 8-0
1910 5-2
1909 5-0
1908 5-5
1907 6-4
1906 8-1
1905 8-3
1904 6-4
1903 5-3
1902 7-3
1901 5-3
1900 4-6
1899 4-6
1898 6-4
1897 3-6
1896 3-4
1895 2-2
1894 6-0
1893 4-1
1892 5-1
1891 5-2
1890 2-2
1889 2-2
1888 0-2
1887 2-0
Team
The Team. The Team. The Team.