Saquon Barkley Named Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Week
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) October 31, 2016
The sophomore running back is charging toward his second 1,000-yard season, as he currently checks in at 888 rushing yards and is tied with Minnesota’s Rodney Smith for the most touchdowns in the Big Ten with 11. Barkley is also quite a threat in the passing game. His 70 receiving yards on only three catches ended up being a game-high mark against the Boilermakers. In fact, he’s already eclipsed 1,000 total yards on the season with 1,118 (213 receiving and 17 on one kickoff return).
Fellow Big Ten honorees included Defensive Player(s) of the Week — Indiana’s Marcus Oliver and Wisconsin’s Ryan Connelly. Michigan kicker/punter Kenny Allen took home Special Teams Player of the Week, while Indiana running back Tyler Natee earned Freshman of the Week honors.