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Twitter goes crazy over James Franklin’s playcalling with game on line

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A top-10 battle between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Penn State Nittany Lions provided the chance for the most exciting finishes in college football this year. Then with the game on the line, head coach James Franklin’s playcalling wiped it all away.

Penn State punched it in from one yard out to take a 26-14 lead with eight minutes left, it seemed like the annual tradition of blowing big games would finally come to an end. Then Ohio State responded with two scores to take the lead with two minutes left.

Senior quarterback Trace McSorley got the ball back with the chance for a game-winning drive. McSorley had been phenomenal the entire night, but none of that mattered to Franklin.

On fourth and five inside Ohio State’s territory, after he used a timeout, Franklin went away from his senior quarterback and put the ball in the hands of running back Miles Sanders.

After the play, Twitter immediately ripped into Franklin for the baffling play call that resulted in disaster and a loss for the Nittany Lions.