Big Ten Teams Give Their Best Saquon Barkley Impression

Penn State fans grew accustomed to watching Saquon Barkley run across the end zone with his arms waving through the air last season, as No. 26 developed his signature celebration during his 24-touchdown junior campaign.

Barkley took this celebration with him to the NFL, including teammate Odell Beckham Jr. in on the fun after their connection for six a few weeks ago.

As Barkley’s dominance and popularity has grown, so has the use of his celebration — most notably by other teams in the Big Ten.

Let’s take a look at some of the uses, or misuses, of Barkley’s trademark celebration across the conference this season:

Well, Indiana, you tried your best. The Hoosiers mocked Barkley’s celebration not once, but twice against Penn State. Teams are now 0-2 when using Barkley’s celebration against Penn State, in addition to being 0-1 when mocking Trace McSorley’s homerun swing.  Maybe Josey Jewell and this Indiana wide receiver could bond over their mistake? 

On the other hand, this usage of the celebration by Purdue wide receiver Isaac Zico is VERY creative and encouraged. Dominating Ohio State as an unranked team? Please, feel free. Ohio State’s next match-up comes against a one-win Nebraska team, and I’d be more than happy to see the Cornhuskers be the next Big Ten squad to showcase its Barkley impression.

Beating Rutgers by 24 points? Sure, why not. 

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