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Saquon Barkley Wins Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Year

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.

Penn State's Saquon Barkley is good. How good? Well, he's good enough to warrant the Big Ten's award for best offensive player. The sophomore tailback beat out Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett for the award.

The Nittany Lions' offense feeds off of Barkley's ability to run the ball and create plays. Barkley finished the regular season with 1,219 yards on the ground with an average of 5.3 yards per carry. He also hauled in 21 receptions for 327 yards and had 17 total touchdowns this year.

Next up for Barkley and the Nittany Lions is a date with Wisconsin for the Big Ten Championship. Questions surrounded whether or not Barkley would be healthy for the game, but coach James Franklin said the star will play.

Wisconsin's defense is one of the best in the country, so Barkley will be in for a challenge.