WMU’s Franklin wows in college debut

Posted at 2:36 PM, Sep 03, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- 12 months ago, Jarvion Franklin was a star running back at Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Illinois. Fast forward a year, and Franklin is still playing the starring role -now on a much-bigger stage.

The true freshman earned MAC West Offensive Player of the Week honors in his collegiate debut after running for 163 yards and three touchdowns on just 19 carries in Western Michigan's 43-34 loss to Purdue on Saturday.

Despite dropping their season opener, the Broncos are buzzing about Franklin's debut and potential.