The recognition never stops for junior Nittany Lion running back Saquon Barkley, who picked up yet another Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week honor for his performance against Nebraska.
This is Barkley's sixth Big Ten Player of the Week honor this season (four offensive, two special teams), which are the most in a single season in Big Ten history and tied for fifth in Big Ten history.
His four offensive honors this season are tied for second in the conference and are the most by a player since Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah had four in 2014.
In the Penn State win over Nebraska this weekend, Barkley registered 158 rushing yards, 66 receiving yards for 224 all-purpose yards and a three touchdowns.
With the three rushing touchdowns, Barkley broke the 46-year-old Penn State career rushing touchdowns record of 38, set by Lydell Mitchell. With six catches against Nebraska, Barkley broke the Penn State season receptions record by a running back. His 46 catches top the previous mark of 41 set by Larry Johnson in 2002.