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Saquon Barkley Earns Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

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Accolades keep rolling in for Penn State’s Heisman hopeful running back

Iowa v Penn State Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

There’s more good news for Penn State Football as Saquon Barkley has received Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Barkley earned the honor following an incredible record-breaking performance against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday.

During Saturday's win, Barkley broke a school record of 358 all-purpose yards, surpassing the mark previously held by Curt Warner (341 at Syracuse in 1981).

Barkley also ran for a career-high 211 rushing yards on 28 carries (and a touchdown) against Iowa, tying for 15th in Penn State history with Lydell Mitchell, Curtis Enis and Eric McCoo. He also racked up 12 catches for 94 yards, and those 12 catches were a career high for Penn State’s top running back. Oh, and Barkley also handled kickoff return duties with 3 returns for 53 yards.

Just the seventh player in Nittany Lion football history to have 3,000 career rushing yards (at 3,090 total career rushing yards), Barkley is also now 6th on the Penn State list for all-purpose yards at 4,222 yards, and is a Heisman frontrunner.

Congratulations, Saquon!