John Franklin III is taking the snaps for the Auburn Tigers today in place of injured starting quarterback Sean White. Franklin III, who you might remember as the embattled quarterback on the Netflix original series Last Chance U, is a JUCO transfer from East Mississippi Community College.
White sat out of practice every day this week but will be in full pads for the game today.
Franklin is a dual-threat quarterback with an average arm but who struggles with accuracy and consistency. He’ll show flashes with an ability to improvise and has been better this year in limited snaps. He has only 11 pass attempts, but has completed 7 of them for 85 yards and a touchdown.
Auburn is playing Vanderbilt in a game they should be able to win easily even if they need to lean on the running game for all four quarters. Leading rusher for the Tigers, Kamryn Pettaway needs only 77 yards to go over 1,000 for the year; look for him to get it today.
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