FOS Frame Game: Barkley's Long Run

Our frame-by-frame look at the play that pretty much sealed the Nittany Lions' win over Temple. A great job by the O-line (including a serious pancake) got things going. But Barkley's special talents allowed it to break big.

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was limited by an undisclosed leg injury in last weekend's home game against Temple.

But when the Nittany Lions needed him most in the fourth quarter, Barkley shook off the pain and shook free for a 55-yard touchdown run. It boosted PSU's lead back into double digits and the Lions cruised to a 34-27 victory.

There were two key elements to the play:

First, the offensive line did a great job. That included an athletic play by LG Ryan Bates.

Even with that, though, it should have only been a five- to eight-yard gain. But anyone who has seen Barkley in action knows he can make a seemingly ordinary play special in a hurry.

Check out the Frame Game above to see how it all played out.

Remember to hit the expand button in the lower right of the player frame for a full-screen experience. And you can pause if you'd like to take a longer look at any one image.

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