Don't @ Me: A Look at James Franklin's Twitter Mentions vs. Pitt

By John Morgan on September 9, 2018 at 11:00 am
Sep 8, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin reacts on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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The remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon made it's way to Pittsburgh early Saturday. The rain fell early and often as Penn State took a quick 7-0 lead, but then things got dicey. Pitt ran all over Penn State early before an extra point to make the score was 7-6 for most of the first half. The Nittany Lions scored late in the half to go up 14-6, and Pitt forgot to #LockTheGates before the flood gates opened in the second half.

As per usual, I went head first into James Franklin's Twitter mentions and here's a look at what I found.

Hopefully, this is a preview of the College Football Playoff.

Two years removed from that field goal and Patrick went in and tried to reopen that wound.

Penn State attempted a field goal with a freshman kicker and it did not go well.

At 7-6, no one would disagree, but stay tuned.

As it turned out, they did because they were certainly not going to throw.

Both teams need to run the ball apparently.

Again, it was a frustrating first half for the most part, but Penn State scored late and went up 14-6 at the half.

Appalachian State and Ohio State last year not withstanding, but Penn State has generally thrived as second half team over the last two seasons.

I cannot determine if that is a green screen or the actual weather radar during the game.

That first quarter performance was quickly forgotten.

As a reminder, Appalachian State outscored Penn State 28-14 in the quarter a week ago.

Be patient Jim because it was coming and he threw a dime in his first attempt.

Coach Franklin may have actually taken this advice.

What a second half.

Not everyone was a fan of Sean Clifford's first touchdown pass.

Franklin received some love for his late challenge on a fumble.

Not everyone was a fan however.

Assuming that the elevator was going up.


That'll do for this week. 44 unanswered points in a driving rain and Penn State is 2-0.