Franklin: it's on you now, committee
James Franklin has had his team focused on one game at a time.
Since that 2-2 start – the one the head coach doesn’t want to talk about – Penn State has won nine-straight games, has beaten a pair of top 10 foes and has claimed a B1G Championship. The Nittany Lions have held up their end of the bargain.
Now, the question is whether Penn State has done enough to be considered a College Football Playoff team. That’s an answer we won’t have until the final rankings come out on Sunday afternoon.
But after the Lions conquered the unthinkable, Franklin had some words for the CFP committee:
James Franklin w/some serious stumping: “What I know is we just won toughest conference in college football. It’s on you now, committee"
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 4, 2016
This is going to be an interesting discussion for the committee. Penn State was expected to need some help with a Clemson or Washington loss. The Tigers claimed the ACC title with a win over Virginia Tech and the Huskies had no trouble with Colorado.
Also sitting ahead of Penn State is Michigan. The Wolverines clobbered the Nittany Lions in September 49-10.
Penn State did everything it could possibly do in the final nine games to make it’s case. As Franklin would say, it’s up to the committee to decide now.