The Heisman Case for Penn State Nittany Lions Running Back Saquon Barkley

Why the Heisman community needs to pay more attention to Penn State's Saquon Barkley

  • Penn State running back Saquon Barkley will be a future front-runner. Once he clicked in Joe Moorhead's new offense, it was off to the races
  • In one of the toughest college divisions, Barkley leads the Big Ten in rushing with 1,055 yards. He is 15th nationally at 117.2 ypg
  • Barkley's 11 rushing touchdowns are second best in the Big Ten. He represents 34% of Penn State's touchdowns this season
  • In a statement game against Purdue, Barkley scored twice on 277 yards from scrimmage. He scored all five PSU touchdowns against Pittsburgh
  • In Penn State's signature win over undefeated Ohio State, Barkley paced the offense with 99 yards on 12 touches
  • Barkley is already 15th on Penn State's illustrious career rushing list with 2,131 yards. He is 21st with 17 rushing TDs
  • Not since the great Larry Johnson has PSU seen a tailback with multiple 200-yard games
  • The No.107 player in 2014, 4-star Barkley was “a natural runner with a very good feel for the position,” said Scout analyst Brian Dohn


Scout CFB Top Stories