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Barkley Honored for Purdue Performance

Sophomore running back Saquon Barkley is named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season for his big time performance in Penn State's blowout of Purdue.

For the second time this season Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has been honored as the Offensive Player of the Week by the Big Ten conference. Against Purdue the standout back rolled up 277 all-purpose yards, a PSU sophomore record, to help with the 62-24 victory and move the Nittany Lions to bowl eligibility.

He was also honored as CBS Sports National Player of the Week for his impressive performance. 

Barkley ran for over 200 yards on the ground for the second time in the last three contests and hit a career-best 207 rushing yards against the Boilermakers. He also played an instrumental role in the passing attack, grabbing three balls for 70 yards. http://www.scout.com/college/penn-state/story/1722876-video-penn-state-f...

This is the first time a Nittany Lion player has won multiple Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors in the same season since 2009 when quarterback Daryll Clark did it for performances against Akron, Michigan and Michigan State.

Barkley's 81-yard touchdown run was the longest for Penn State since Bill Belton's 92-yard score in 2014 against Indiana. It is also the tenth longest touchdown run in program history.


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