Barkley Named Rose Bowl Big Ten Player Of The Week
Awards are rolling in on a weekly basis this season for sophomore running back Saquon Barkley. He was named the Rose Bowl Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday after his impressive multipurpose showing in Saturday’s 41-14 win over Iowa.
Congrats to @PennStateFball RB Saquon Barkley, the #RoseBowl @B1Gfootball Player of the Week! (photo credit: Penn State Athletics) pic.twitter.com/Q2uEvTiNvF
— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) November 7, 2016
Against the Hawkeyes, Barkley ran for 167 yards and one touchdown. He also scored a 47-yard receiving touchdown on his only catch of the day. As Penn State is bounced around in talks for the Big Ten’s Rose Bowl bid, it’s only right that Barkley is the third Nittany Lion to receive the award during the team’s current five-game winning streaking, following in the footsteps of teammates Marcus Allen and Grant Haley.
Over the last month, Barkley has literally jumped into the Heisman conversation and is arguably one of the top running backs in the nation, with three 200+ all-purpose yard games and six total touchdowns. He currently sits at 1,055 yards on the season and should top his freshman year total of 1,076 next Saturday against Indiana.
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