Penn State finished the regular season 10-2 after a 27-6 win over Rutgers. Penn State was sluggish early and took a narrow 7-3 lead into the half. Journey Brown rushed for three touchdowns and the Nittany Lions were able to pull away. With a potential Rose Bowl or New Year's Six Bowl on the line, fans were frustrated with the slow start and took to Twitter to voice their concerns.
Ketchup toast and diet green tea for breakfast-Beat Rutgers and get to 10-2 on the season edition #WEARE #PENNSTATE #NITTANYNATION #THANKYOUSENIORS #SENDTHEMBACKTOJERSEYWITHABEATDOWN@coachjfranklin @SpenceChaos @seancliff14 @Shizzeee_ @_groovy55 @Kj_hamler pic.twitter.com/XTvEgDQP1f— Mark Lohr (@mark_a_mania) November 30, 2019
Only one more game left to show this nonsense.
I love @coachjfranklin His dedication, support , respect and love for his players & Families is second to none. I am grateful and thankful for Coach Franklin. I pray he stays. Hes done a remarkable job for PSU. Only Love for Our Coach, All Coaches, Staff , Players & Families.— Sue (@SueFrancisMook) November 30, 2019
Sue was featured last week after the Ohio State loss and her positive attitude is one that James Franklin has to appreciate.
@coachjfranklin #WeAre thankful for the best coach in college football for this university, his players, our alumni and the students and fan of this great school. Great coach, amazing leader and best of all fantastic ambassador for #PSU #BeatRutgers thank for a great 2019 season— Lee Fink (@leefink74) November 30, 2019
Some more positive attitudes! Thanksgiving may have changed the negativity I usually see on Twitter.
Michigan had a rough afternoon vs. the Buckeyes.
Losing to Rutgers? Good job @coachjfranklin fire rahne while youre at it— Kyle Studfeld (@Kyle4for4) November 30, 2019
Well, not everyone has that holiday cheer quite yet.
@coachjfranklin Horrible, no one showed up. On you pal, Id fire you if things dont change around and you blow this team out— Tom Dougherty Jr (@TomDoughertyJr) November 30, 2019
Tom likes to converse with the head coach on Twitter while he's actually coaching.
It wasn't a pretty half, but Mike and Darryn apparently missed some games between 2000 and 2004.
Thanks for the hospitality @coachjfranklin— Bill Belton (@chillbelton) November 30, 2019
Honorary captain and former running back Bill Belton with a shoutout to James Franklin. Belton came back to Penn State to finish his degree back in May and his touchdown against Michigan in 2013 won't be forgotten anytime.
Coach Franklin is a solid coach with a great staff! We are..— Sam Gash (@GashSamgash6952) November 30, 2019
Speaking of former players! Former Nittany Lions Sam Gash and Shelly Hammonds finding their way into James Franklin's mentions.
Great job, Seniors. You had one heck of a winning career At Penn State! Lots to be proud of of and lots to build on! Appreciate you @coachjfranklin keep them grinding. WeAre— Jeremy Boone (@jboone041) November 30, 2019
Wow, former Penn State punter Jeremy Boone with a nice note to the head coach.
Another 10 win season for @coachjfranklin!— Steven (@Stozay01) November 30, 2019
A 10-win season is impressive in what was thought to be a rebuilding year.
A nice moment for Franklin and his senior special teams captain who booted a 72-yard punt in his final game in Beaver Stadium.
Hey @coachjfranklin see you at the Rose Bowl? Pleaseeee— Jordy (@Jordy_football) December 1, 2019
Now Penn State fans will have to wait and see what bowl awaits. The Rose Bowl is certainly in play, but Tuesday night's rankings will give better insight.
The Nittany Lions finished the season undefeated at home and second in the Big Ten East. It's been another wild ride reading these mentions this season, so thank you for joining me. We'll be back as the bowl game approaches to take another look into the mentions that may not always have reason, but usually have passion.