The Nittany Lions head to Evanston this weekend for a matchup with Pat Fitzgerald's Northwestern Wildcats. Neither team shows up in the top 25 of the AP or Coaches Poll, but Northwestern sits at No. 21 in the first edition of the College Football Playoff Committee rankings. A win this weekend could see the Nittany Lions make their first appearance in the top-25 since 2011.
Coach Franklin discusses not only this weekend's game, but also the emergence of several young players as of late, and the importance of a small, but talented senior class to the program.