Saquon Barkley. He’s fast, he’s strong, and he knows how to make people miss.
If the Penn State Nittany Lions play their cards right, they won’t trail for a single second in their Week 5 matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers.
Barkley got the game started with a bang, and seven points, taking the opening kickoff back 98-yards for a touchdown.
Barkley has gained a lot of favor in the Heisman Trophy race, with many viewing him as the favorite at this point. This will certainly help matters. Combine this impressive kickoff return with USC’s Sam Darnold’s inability to put the Washington State Cougars away in primetime, and the writing could be on the wall for Barkley.
The 98-yard kickoff return for Barkley is the longest since Chaz Powell had a 100-yard TD return in 2010 vs. Youngstown State.
— Kris Petersen (@GoPSUKris) September 30, 2017
He’s the leader of a potent Penn State attack that is making a strong case to be in the College Football Playoff this season. The Nittany Lions are yet to take on the heavy hitters in the conference, namely Ohio State and Michigan, but they’ll face them in back-to-back weeks to close out the month of October.
If they manage to hold through those games, they’ll have a clear shot to the College Football Playoff, and Barkley to a Heisman Trophy.