Penn State Stays Perfect Behind Saquon Barkley and Some Last-Second Magic

The Hawkeyes ran 23 plays in the first 29 minutes of the game and gained a grand total of 34 yards. His previous career best was 207.

Saquon Barkley ran for a 25-yard touchdown to give Penn State a 29-26 victory over Minnesota past year.

"Obviously the first thing you have to do is give the University of Iowa credit", Penn State coach James Franklin said.

"I've been a Hawkeye since growing up - my whole life", he said.

Before Trace McSorley found Juwan Johnson for a crowd-silencing, walk-off score, the quarterback had to find his mojo.

The match against Iowa will come in the midst of a four away-game stretch for the Huskers, as they travel to Purdue, Indiana, Iowa and Northwestern in a span of nine days in October. NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah recently said Barkley is already a superior player to Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, in large part due to his jaw-dropping elusiveness.

Although Penn State's 10-game streak of scoring 30 plus points came to an end, it wasn't for a lack of being able to move the ball.

Only Vanderbilt has stingier than Penn State's defense, which has allowed just 4.7 points a game. In fact, Barkley proved last night that no team in the NCAA has a back that can compare to his abilities, as he was impervious to all the hexes that afflicted his teammates. His 211 rushing yards are tied for 15th in Penn State history, along with Lydell Mitchell (1971), Curtis Enis (1997) and Eric McCoo (1999).

Not a bad night's work for the senior linebacker whose work was complemented by terrific play from Anthony Nelson, who had 2.5 sacks, broke up two passes, blocked a kick and had a quarterback hurry, and by the career-high 13-tackle starting debut of Amani Hooker.

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Penn State 5, Iowa 0: Shareef Miller tackled Akrum Wadley in the end zone for a safety with 7:40 left in the half.

Speaking at his weekly press conference in Bloomington, Allen said his Hoosiers (2-1, 0-1 Big Ten) were "very excited about this opportunity" to travel to Beaver Stadium and take on the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions Saturday, calling it "a tremendous challenge ahead of us". Heisman candidate running back Saquon Barkley dominated the night with a Heisman-worthy performance, but McSorley stepped up and overcame an inconsistent performance to pull off the stunning last drive.

Jewell went 33 yards before being taken down at the 21.

In terms of giving up points, Penn State's defense has gone from literally worst to nearly first.

Barkley's quick first-step punished the Hawkeyes on the edge. Barkley, who has 518 rushing yards and 257 receiving yards, is on pace for 2,325 total yards in the regular season. Mcsorley completed a pass to Saeed Blacknall, his first catch of the night, for six yards and a first down.

Barkley's 8-yard scamper midway through the third period gave the Nittany Lions a little breathing room at 15-7.

Stanley has been the lynchpin for a much-improved passing attack for the Hawkeyes.

Moorhead doesn't have to change anything for Stevens if Penn State needs its backup to play his natural position. Barkley was an 18-wheeler driving through a swarm of gnats. On fourth-and-goal with 4 seconds left, McSorley found Johnson in the middle of the end zone for the game victor as time expired.


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