He rushed for 3, yards with 63 touchdowns from his sophomore to senior year, including 1, yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior. Barkley earned immediate playing time as a true freshman at Penn State in During the offseason, Barkley received large amounts of praise for his great freshman year.
In his first game of his sophomore campaign, Barkley rushed for yards and a touchdown in a 33—13 win over Kent State. Barkley scored five touchdowns, his fifth coming with 5: Unfortunately, quarterback Trace McSorley threw an interception in the Pitt end zone with 1: In overtime, on Penn State's first play, Barkley ended the game with a stunning yard touchdown run.
Prior to that carry, Minnesota had held him to only 38 yards on 19 carries. He finished with 31 carries for yards and one touchdown. Barkley achieved a career-high rushing yards with a career-high long of 81 yards and two touchdowns, along with 70 yards of receiving, giving him a total of yards on the day.
On November 1, , it was announced Barkley was named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award. He added 44 yards and another TD in the air, for a total of all-purpose yards in the win. On December 3, , Barkley had 19 carries for 83 yards, rushed for one touchdown, and caught another touchdown on a perfectly-timed wheel route. During the Rose Bowl , Barkley added 25 carries for yards, at 7. Penn State at one point had trailed in the second quarter, but Penn State scored seven touchdowns on seven consecutive possessions, including four touchdowns on four consecutive offensive plays, including Barkley's yard touchdown.
Barkley would score the first, fourth, and seventh touchdown for Penn State that day, giving the Nittany Lions a lead in the fourth quarter, but ultimately USC won the game, Barkley has set the Penn State record for rushing yards in a season by a freshman 1, and by a sophomore 1, In the first game of the season against Akron , Barkley had 14 rushes for yards, two touchdowns, and a long run of 80 yards.
He also recorded 54 receiving yards on two catches. In the 21—19 win, Barkley had a total of all-purpose yards, outgaining the entire Iowa offense by himself. He also set a program record for most yards in a single game. Barkley finished the game with rushing yards and a touchdown, 94 receiving yards, and 53 kick return yards. In his first Big Ten home game of his junior campaign against the Indiana Hoosiers , Barkley rushed for 56 yards on 20 carries, an underproductive day for him.
Despite this, his Heisman chances only increased, as he had 4 catches for 51 yards, he returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, and threw a yard pass to Desean Hamilton late in the fourth quarter to cap off a 45—14 win. Barkley became the first player in Big Ten history to score a return and passing touchdown in the same game. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved September 30, James Franklin says it's not his call to make".
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