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Penn State’s Saquon Barkley named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week

For the sixth time this season, Saquon Barkley was recognized by the Big Ten.

Barkley — who scored three touchdowns and racked up 224 offensive yards in Penn State’s 56-44 win over Nebraska — was named the conference’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday morning.

It’s Barkley’s fourth weekly offensive nod of the season. He’s been the Big Ten’s Special Teams Player of the Week twice, as well. The six total are the most in conference history in a single season (not including Freshman of the Week).

Barkley shares Monday’s honor with Purdue wide receiver Anthony Mahoungou, who had seven catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns in the Boilermakers’ 24-15 win over Iowa.

Barkley and the Nittany Lions face Maryland at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

John McGonigal: 814-231-4630, @jmcgonigal9