James Franklin explains hitting sideline pushups after Week 11 penalty vs. Maryland
James Franklin coached his No. 14 Penn State Nittany Lions to a big 30-0 shutout win at home over Maryland in Week 11. There wasn’t much for Franklin to be disappointed in except for one of his antics that caused Penn State to be penalized 15-yards for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Franklin said he was yelling at his own players, but the officials thought he was yelling at them. As a result of his antics, Franklin disciplined himself by doing pushups on the sidelines.
James Franklin regarding his in-game pushups: Said the officials thought he was yelling at them but says he was actually yelling at his own players. Said it's his first penalty in 12 years.
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Penn State would have a great performance on both sides of the ball against Maryland. The offense accounted for 413 total yards, with 249 of the coming from the rushing game.
Defensively, Penn State only allowed 134 total yards from Maryland. The Nittany Lions accounted for 9 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 6 pass breakups, and 7 quarterback hits.
Penn State (8-2; 5-2 in B1G play) will go on the road for the final this 2022 season to take on Rutgers (4-6; 1-6) in Week 12.