Oregon Ducks Player of the Game: Receiver Troy Franklin

The Oregon Ducks football team may have found themselves a real go-to receiver.

Troy Franklin had a career day with five catches for 137 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown with just 1:21 left on the clock in four quarters to give Oregon a 37-34 lead. Add a Pick-6 from Mase Funa and a literal last-second touchdown from the Cougars, the Ducks eluded Pullman with a 44-41 win.

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But it was the 6-foot-3, 178-pound East Palo Alto that burned the Cougars on the final drive. He caught a nine-yard pass for a first down and then the touchdown that gave the Ducks the lead for good.

His fourth career touchdown came at the perfect time for visiting Oregon as they trailed the entire game at Pullman. Franklin quickly becomes quarterback Bo Nix’s favorite target, especially in critical times and it was definitely the critical time in the Palouse.

The 137 yards was a career-high for second and if today was any indication, Franklin is going to become one of the best receivers in the Pac-12 and cause nightmares for opposing defensive coordinators.

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