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Penn State Football Fans Scream for James Franklin to Be Fired After Latest Ohio State Loss

If Saturday’s game against Ohio State was a barometer for how close James Franklin and Penn State Football are to competing for the College Football Playoff, the answer is as far away as ever.

Even prized sophomore quarterback Drew Allar played as if the moment were too big for him, and his receivers struggled to gain any meaningful separation against the Buckeyes’ secondary.

Despite a spirited, physical, and at times dominant effort from Many Diaz‘s defense, Penn State still fell 20-12 in a game that for stretches didn’t even feel that close.

Afterwards, Penn State Football fans took to X (formerly Twitter) to voice their disgust, with some even calling for Franklin’s firing:


Penn State Football aims to rebound from Saturday’s loss, when Indiana visits Beaver Stadium in Week 9.

However, even with a home date against Michigan, who shut out Michigan State 49-0 on Saturday night, it appears that Franklin and Penn State’s playoff aspirations once again remain a longshot.

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David Malandra Jr.

I am Sports Reporter that covers Pro & College Sports in Philadelphia