Ohio State looked like they were about to boat race Penn State when they took a 21-0 advantage, but the Nittany Lions clawed back. It was too much to overcome as they lost 28-17 and Penn State fell to 9-2 on the season.
After a week where quarterback Sean Clifford said he received threats on social media following the Minnesota game, we're heading in a different direction. Each week I look at James Franklin's Twitter mentions and usually it's a mess of people saying to firing him or everyone around him. Saturday was no different, but I am not going to focus on those people this week. Today, I'm going to shine a light on the more positive tweets and though this may be shorter, I will be better for it.
Away we go.
Ketchup toast and diet green tea for breakfast-Beat the Buckeyes and get to 10-1 on the season edition...#WEARE #PENNSTATE #NITTANYNATION #TIMETOPUNCHTHEBULLYINTHEMOUTH@coachjfranklin @SpenceChaos @CoachPry_LBU @seancliff14 @Shizzeee_ @_groovy55 @Kj_hamler @KirkHerbstreit pic.twitter.com/wIz7mVOGqT— Mark Lohr (@mark_a_mania) November 23, 2019
OK, just two more of these I have to get through after this week.
Look at all this love.
Penn State has played five ranked teams in six weeks - the hardest stretch in Modern college football history. One strange offensive pass interference call away from winning all those games. We all need to give @coachjfranklin props - regardless of what happens today.— Joe (@JATnLA) November 23, 2019
It's been a grinder of a schedule and no game is harder than the one vs. Ohio State.
Penn State down 14-0 at the half and there were plenty of tweets questioning punting inside Ohio State territory and the offensive play calling, but Sue was just there to offer support.
(1/2) Predictably, James Franklin will take a good bit of heat for this from the fanatical PSU fans. So let me emphatically speak for a majority of us alums that want @coachjfranklin as our head coach and appreciate all he has done for the program.— Andrew Pritchett (@stormsurge267) November 23, 2019
More positive tweets as Penn State pulled closer in the game.
Down 21-0, Penn state really impressed us with their ability to bounce back and @coachjfranklin has a resilient group. Let's see how the Buckeyes respond here with the best offense in College Football Today.— College Football Today (@CollegeFBToday) November 23, 2019
After Penn State cut it to four, Ohio State responded with a big touchdown.
I love Our @PennStateFball @coachjfranklin All Coaches , Staff , Players and Families. One play at a time. Heads Up. Keep Fighting. I Believe!!! Defense Defense Defense #BeatOhioState #WeAre #WeAreForeverAFamily. Respect & Love Only 4Ever !!— Sue (@SueFrancisMook) November 23, 2019
Sue is just a sweet person it seems.
I remember when @coachjfranklin came to CWS to support @TimCorbin It shows the relationship they formed when he was at Vandy and probably the reason is the standards they set for their programs. @VandyAD better get on it before we lose Corbin too. https://t.co/HlJntar1Uy— Adam Johnston Bowers (@AdamBomb1987) November 23, 2019
Vanderbilt baseball head coach Tim Corbin joined his good friend James Franklin on the team bus before the game.
Im proud of our @PennStateFball You fought hard and we are proud of you. Keep your heads up. Im with you % 4Ever. Love you @coachjfranklin All Coaches, Staff , Players & Their Families. Please pray for @seancliff14 who was hurt in the game. Remember #WeAreForeverAFamily.— Sue (@SueFrancisMook) November 23, 2019
Sue, thank you for making this journey through the mentions bearable.
@coachjfranklin super proud of you and the boys today. Way to fight.— Jeff Waner (@JBWaner) November 23, 2019
@coachjfranklin great effort, proud of our team— Bill Bressler (@kk5ye) November 23, 2019
Most teams playing the best team in the country would roll over down 21 and doing nothing on offense all game. This team led by @coachjfranklin showed their grit and heart today. OSU is a great team. #WeAre #NothingToBeAshamedOf— KJB (@kjbusher) November 23, 2019
That was a heavyweight fight. Hell of a battle. Proud of my boys @PennStateFball . After the 6 game stretch theyve had - they brought it on the road against what is by my eyes probably the best team in the country. Keep building @coachjfranklin . We can beat anyone #WeAre— Fox (@jfox2088) November 23, 2019
@coachjfranklin and all the players, coaches and staff We will never give up on you, never ever. We so appreciate and love how hard and how well you play. You make every one of us Penn State proud! Thanks thanks thanks! #unrivaled #proudfan— Jim Nolan (@jimnolanjr) November 23, 2019
The team showed some fight, but in the end, they couldn't quite get over the hump. With Senior Day coming this Saturday against Rutgers, a 10-win season seems likely and then we will have to wait and see what bowl game comes calling. We'll be back next week for some more Twitter mentions.