Saquon Barkley highlights: Penn State-Michigan showcased his skills again

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Saquon Barkley continued his Heisman campaign during Penn State’s 42-13 win over Michigan on Saturday, scoring the first and last touchdowns of the game.

Barkley’s performance was par for the course this season. Penn State’s running back seems to provide us with several dazzling highlights every week, so this post is dedicated to providing you with all of them in one place. Against Michigan, Barkley finished with 108 rushing yards on 15 carries and 53 receiving yards on 3 catches. Let’s get to it:

Saquon Barkley highlight No. 1: A 69-yard direct snap rushing TD

This was an electric start to the game, and it sent Beaver Stadium into a frenzy. Barkley’s had a knack for strong starts (see: he returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown against Indiana), and this afforded Penn State some breathing room against a dominant Michigan defense. The Nittany Lions didn’t need it, though. They racked up 506 yards on the day, 200 more than any other Michigan opponent this season.

Saquon Barkley highlight No. 2: His second TD came not long after the first

A 7-0 lead thanks to one 69-yard run is all some teams might manage against Michigan. Penn State doesn’t have the offense of most teams. Penn State only needed four plays to get from its own 27-yard line to Michigan’s end zone: a 5-yard Barkley run, a 23-yard run from Trace McSorley, a 35-yard catch by Mike Gesicki and this 15-yard touchdown scamper.

Saquon Barkley highlight No. 3: This ridiculous bobble catch to put the game on ice

At 35-13 in the fourth quarter, this game was probably out of reach already. But this put this game definitively out of reach. Barkley already had the game’s longest play from scrimmage, and this one gave him its longest reception. Barkley finished with more yards receiving than anyone in the game, save for Penn State WR DaeSean Hamilton.

Ohio State’s up next, and that should be a challenge similar to this one for Barkley.

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