Yikes. This is not a good look for former Auburn quarterback John Franklin III.
With his Florida Atlantic Owls dominating North Texas in the Conference USA championship game, Franklin had a walk-in touchdown to extend FAU’s lead. Instead, he did this:
John Franklin III just dropped the ball before crossing the goal line for FAU and then celebrated a lot. Lmao pic.twitter.com/pULug3rx7o
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) December 2, 2017
Though that play had little effect on the outcome of the game, it’s nevertheless an embarrassing moment for Franklin — an upperclassman who should know better at this point.
This is certainly the kind of thing that has to drive any coach crazy, even one as laid back as Florida Atlantic’s Lane Kiffin. With that said, Kiffin may be able to let this one slide for a little bit, as his Owls rolled 41-17 to win the Conference USA title despite Franklin’s mistake.