James Franklin Getting Crushed For What He Did vs. Kentucky

first_imgPenn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on against the USC Trojans.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Penn State head coach James Franklin is taking heat for what he did towards the end of the Nittany Lions’ game against Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon.With the ball deep in Kentucky territory, Franklin decided to kick a field goal with just over four minutes left on the clock. The field goal cut Kentucky’s lead to 27-24.Immediately fans criticized Franklin for not going for the touchdown, but what he did next angered fans even more. Kentucky handed the ball off to star running back Benny Snell four consecutive times, but Franklin declined to take a timeout and let several minutes run off the clock.Penn State eventually got the ball back – with just one second left on the clock.Needless to say, fans were not happy.James Franklin gonna take those timeouts back to State College with him?— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) January 1, 2019Well that feels like a gift from James Franklin kicking the field goal. Why?!— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 1, 2019Clearly fans weren’t happy with Franklin’s decisions over the final few minutes of the contest.In the end, Kentucky escaped with a 27-24 win in the Citrus Bowl.last_img read more