Dumpster fire? Penn State officially off to the worst start in program history
James Franklin might be looking for a new job before too long, and not by choice. It’s Not So Happy Valley as Penn State is off to an 0-5 start for the first time in program history after falling 41-21 to Iowa.
The Nittany Lions were preseason No. 7 in the AP Top 25. According to ESPN, it’s the first time an AP Top 10 team has started the season 0-5.
Franklin’s squad entered the year with Big Ten title and College Football Playoff hopes. PSU is now guaranteed to finish under .500 on the year, Franklin’s seventh in State College since leaving Vanderbilt following the 2013 campaign. The Nittany Lions had the nation’s fourth-longest active streak of winning seasons at 15.
Speaking of Vanderbilt, the Dores and Nittany Lions are two of the three wineless Power 5 teams at least halfway through their seasons, along with Kansas.
Franklin and the Nittany Lions will try to get their first win at Michigan next week. Jim Harbaugh’s squad is 1-3, so PSU might finally have a chance to get the W.
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— Pat McAFLEET (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 21, 2020
Has the Big Ten given any thought to a 6 a.m. ET kickoff window?
Asking for Penn State-Michigan
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownCFB) November 21, 2020
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