Saquon Barkley was already a top candidate in the Heisman race.

Then he started the biggest game of the year (so far) with this:

Yes, that's a 97-yard return off the opening kickoff, spotting No. 2 Penn State a 7-0 lead just 15 seconds into its game against No. 6 Ohio State in the Horseshoe, and Barkley makes his already-strong case even stronger.

Follow the rest of the game between the Nittany Lions and the Buckeyes here.

Eric Vander Voort has covered college sports for NCAA.com since 2013.

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