Penn State's Barkley Focused On Fumble, Not Five TDs

The Nittany Lion sophomore had a huge game against Pitt last weekend. But he's spent more time reviewing his worst play of the afternoon than all of the good stuff.

Penn State sophomore running back Saquon Barkley scored five touchdowns in a game at Pitt last weekend, keeping the Nittany Lions in a contest they would eventually lose, 42-39.

The play that stuck out to him the most? That happened in the third quarter, when Barkley picked up four yards on a carry before losing a fumble By his estimate, Barkley has watched the played "more than 10 times" this week.

"It reminds you of the little things you have to work on,” he said following Wednesday's practice.

The little thing he took away from the fumble is keeping the ball firmly tucked, even as he is going to the ground.

Why focus so much on the fumble?

"I am tough on myself," Barkley said. "I hold myself to a certain standard."

One of those standards is meeting the media, after wins and losses. Barkley did just that following the Pitt game and then again Wednesday. Above, you can see his entire post-practice press conference.

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