Down 28-0 in the third quarter and faced with a fourth-and-goal from the Michigan 2-yard line, Penn State coach James Franklin decided to kick a field goal.
To say Nittany Lions fans were unhappy is an understatement.
Here are some reactions:
So Penn State's going to kick a field goal down 28-0
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) September 24, 2016
SAD FIELD GOAL TIME
— Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) September 24, 2016
Aw, Penn State sad field goal attempt.
— Tim Hodgson (@timhodgson) September 24, 2016
Kicking a field goal down 28 from the two yard line???????
— tris (@ChrisUlvinen) September 24, 2016
Kicking a field goal here should get Franklin canned…still would be a 4 possession game you lunatic
— Harry Dunn (@steve_osh) September 24, 2016
Before Penn State could get the kick off, it was forced to call a timeout with the play clock winding down. It looked like Franklin may reconsider…
Penn State lined up to kick a field goal on 4th-and-goal from the 2, down 28-0. Luckily, they called timeout.
— Dave Hogg (@Stareagle) September 24, 2016
@GregPickel if he's taking a timeout to save a 21 yard field goal from becoming a 26 yarder, they should pack up the bus now.
— Ryan (@firkster) September 24, 2016
If Penn State comes out of this timeout and still lines up for a field goal… pic.twitter.com/EWKmRdKl4B
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) September 24, 2016
He's still kicking the field goal? pic.twitter.com/1h1BZtaClc
— Garrett Fishaw (@MGoFish) September 24, 2016
Still field goal. Hits it. Now 28-3. Ok…
— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) September 24, 2016
And Tyler Davis hits the 21-yard field goal. James Franklin should walk back to State College.
Michigan 28, Penn State 3
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) September 24, 2016
That must be our game winning field goal for when we score our 4 touch downs.
— Nick Paz (@NickPaz20) September 24, 2016