But even he was forced, in the end, to acknowledge those plays, as McSorley said, that make you go, "whoa" - the plays the Hawkeyes' defenders will have to force themselves to forget. Penn State's most trying stretch, against the undefeated Wolverines on October 21 followed by at No. 10 Ohio State on October 28, comes in about a month. His previous career best was 207.
Half empty: Barkley is a human being - we think - and he's susceptible to overwork, fatigue or dare we say injury if he is going to be relied upon as much as he was Saturday (28 runs, 12 catches, three kickoff returns).
"Whether it's the first play of the game or the last play of the game, if we're losing or winning, if it's raining or it's sunny, we are going to fight for every inch and every yard on the field and for every second on the clock", said Franklin about calling timeout late in last week's 56-0 win over Georgia State to get proper field-goal defense on the field.
"That was a Heisman-like performance". Although, don't take my word for it, I said this a year ago against MI, and well, we won.
But Jewell's interception led to a 21-yard touchdown pass from Nate Stanley to Nick Easley in the final minute of the half, giving the Hawkeyes a 7-5 lead.
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.
Kentucky's last chance to win ended when Austin MacGinnis' 57-yard field goal fell short as time expired. That's 40 offensive touches at a clip of just over 7.5 yards per.
"The value of a running back who can catch a lot of passes in the game is huge", Barkley said.
A field goal plus Barkley's eight-yard scoring scamper helped propel Penn State back in front by eight midway through the third quarter. "We'll be trying to replicate their band and whatever songs they play in the stadium, try to get our guys ready for that for our first road game this year". Albrecht added back-to-back kills for match point, and the Huskers clinched the sweep on her 19th and final kill of the night.
PSU was caught in a blitz on both plays, and what had been an incredible defensive night up to that point turned into a "what the heck just happened" kind of evening. His 211 rushing yards are tied for 15th in Penn State history, along with Lydell Mitchell (1971), Curtis Enis (1997) and Eric McCoo (1999).
The Nittany Lions are just one of two teams in the FBS that has not given up a point in the first quarter in 2017. Then the Nittany Lions have a bye ahead of a two-week stretch that'll define their season, playing MI at home and Ohio State on the road to end October.
PSU returns to Beaver Stadium to take on IN next Saturday. Eleven seconds to play.
Jewell went 33 yards before being taken down at the 21.
Penn State football tickets are on sale now.
That quick first step and exceptional athleticism separates Barkley from his peers.
Half full: Saquon Barkley is incredible.
Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M - The junior finally broke out thanks in part to a 81-yard TD pass from Kellen Mond in a win over Arkansas.
Iowa rushed six, and the Nittany Lions picked it up.