James Franklin had an ideal response to a query a few mistake by the referees throughout Saturday evening’s sport.
Franklin’s Penn State Nittany Lions have been main Auburn 10-7 within the second quarter. That they had the ball for a first-and-10 from their 28. Quarterback Sean Clifford threw the ball downfield with no one round and was known as for intentional grounding. Clifford appeared to suppose his receiver was going to move deep, however that didn’t occur, ensuing within the ball being thrown the place no one was.
However the situation is what occurred subsequent.
Penn State ought to have had a second-and-16 following the lack of down and penalty on the spot of the foul. Penn State then accomplished a five-yard cross to make it third-and-11. However there was some confusion on the sphere because the refs have been signaling it was fourth down.
The officers even convened and mentioned the best down was fourth down. They robbed Penn State of a play! And that was occurring as Franklin was furious all alongside, attempting to inform the officers that the grounding penalty was known as on first down.
Penn State ended up punting on third-and-11.
Franklin was requested by ESPN’s Holly Rowe at halftime what clarification he acquired from the officers. His look of disgust mentioned all of it.