"For us, opening at Iowa is going to be a challenge, but that's a challenge that we're going to accept", wide receiver Brandon Polk said. Barkley took a screen pass and went 85 yards for a score last week. His previous career best was 207.
Offensive player of the game: Saquon Barkley accounted for 358 yards of total offense - 211 rushing on 28 carries, 94 on 12 receptions and 53 more on three kickoff returns.
"If you look at any really good season, " James Franklin told his team afterward, "there's always one game where the team has to gut it out". "We've all seen that (Wadley) is a playmaker, and they have a big, strong-armed quarterback that they are able to take advantage of off the play-action pass", Franklin said.
Yet it took a TD pass from Trace McSorley to Juwan Johnson on fourth down as time expired for the Nittany Lions to win. That pick, which came late in the first half, led to a touchdown that gave Iowa a 7-5 lead at the half.
44 - Tackles through four games for Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell.
Michigan State opened the second half with a Matt Coghlin field goal, but Notre Dame answered that field goal and then some with a 9-yard Deon McIntosh touchdown run.
The Lions had first-and-goal at the 2 early in the third quarter but once again failed to find the end zone. If Kutcher were investing in college players, you get the feeling he'd be all in on Barkley - the way he's been on Spotify, Airbnb, Uber and others.
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Defensive line: They got to Iowa QB Nate Stanley just once, but they pressured him enough to affect the passing game. Albrecht added back-to-back kills for match point, and the Huskers clinched the sweep on her 19th and final kill of the night.
"Of course it was frustrating; we were working hard, and we just wanted to play complementary football", Wadley said.
The Iowa fans did their part by wearing either black or gold depending on what section they were in, creating a ideal striping effect in the stands except for those few vacant seats in the end zones and a small swath of white where the Penn State fans Saturday. PSU had second-and-goal at the 2, but two runs by McSorley produced just 1 yard to set up fourth down.
If Iowa can keep Barkley from the end zone they'll greatly improve their chances at the upset, but stopping him doesn't necessarily mean that another Lion won't go off, but it does help a ton.
As the 2017 college football continues in week 4, Penn State meets Iowa at 7:30 PM EST this Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. Eleven seconds to play. Iowa smashed, Penn State bashed.
That quick first step and exceptional athleticism separates Barkley from his peers.
At minimum, it's an equal three-part debate with Darnold and Mayfield for the Heisman Trophy, and the Darnold-Barkley talk could easily carry over to the 2018 NFL Draft, depending on what NFL teams in that position need. Even when holes haven't there for Barkley he has simply burned team through the air, hauling in 11 catches for 241 yards and two touchdowns so far. Mcsorley completed a pass to Saeed Blacknall, his first catch of the night, for six yards and a first down. Simone Lee led the Nittany Lions with 22 kills, while Haleigh Washington and Ali Frantti chipped in 12 and 10 kills respectively.