In a prime time game in front of a national audience, Saquon Barkley did what he does best.
He broke off another ridiculous, jaw-dropping run that shows why he’s on the short list of Heisman candidates this season.
On a 1st down, Barkley looked like he was about to step out of bounds after gaining 11 yards. But he somehow stayed in bounds and kept his left knee from hitting the ground before he re-accelerated down the sideline for a 44-yard gain.
It could end up being one of the signature highlights of Barkley’s junior season.
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) September 24, 2017
Watching Iowa attempt to tackle Saquon: pic.twitter.com/FPXLIYiGgi
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) September 24, 2017
The run drew some comparisons to a former Heisman winner from a few national college football writers.
Oh Saquon, that was Reggie Bush-esque.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 24, 2017
Saquon Barkley is reeee-diculous. He's looking like a 230-pound Reggie Bush with those cuts and burst+plus rare power..
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 24, 2017
Barkley was also said to be better than Ezekiel Elliott “in every area” earlier this week.
Barkley would eventually score Penn State’s first touchdown of the night to cap the drive. Through 40 minutes against Iowa, Barkley had 163 rushing yards and 47 receiving yards.