The 7 most important plays that have defined the James Franklin era

Through the good and the bad, these plays have been big defining moments during James Franklin's tenure at Penn State.
Big Ten Championship - Penn State v Wisconsin
Big Ten Championship - Penn State v Wisconsin / Bobby Ellis/GettyImages
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6. Sean Clifford's game-winning touchdown pass vs. Purdue (2022)

After back-to-back lackluster seasons, Penn State desperately needed to get back on track. The Nittany Lions began the 2022 campaign going into Purdue for a Thursday night game. In a back-and-forth contest, Penn State was down three with one last chance to win. Sean Clifford marched the Nittany Lions down the field and capped it off with a go-ahead touchdown pass to Keyvone Lee. This ended up being the difference maker as Penn State held on to win and set the tone for the 2022 season to be a successful one that ended with a Rose Bowl.