Remember Penn State running back Saquon Barkley? He’s hard to forget.
But before Saturday, he hadn’t played in a football game in over a month, so in the second quarter of the Fiesta Bowl Barkley decided to remind everyone what he does for fun:
Saquon Barkley is good at football. pic.twitter.com/psN9YfXAf9— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 30, 2017
Boom. 92 yards. Touchdown, Saquon.
The junior running back made PSU bowl history, and straight-up PSU history, on that electric run:
And he's chasing just a little more...
Saquon Barkley entered today needing 227 yards to break Evan Royster's career school record. He already has 115 today.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 30, 2017
Barkley’s Saturday got off to a pretty good start: his first six carries went for a combined 115 yards and a pair of touchdowns. This, his second score of the game, put the Nittany Lions up 28-7 over Washington with more than half the game to play. The Nittany Lions went on to win, 35-28.
The touchdown was Barkley’s 18th rushing score of the year, tying his career-high from last season.
Barkely finished the night with 18 carries for 137 yards and two touchdowns, and seven catches for 38 yards.