Baker Mayfield drops behind Saquon Barkley in latest Heisman odds

Baker Mayfield drops behind Saquon Barkley in latest Heisman odds”

After a pair of second half touchdowns by Akrum Wadley (70-yard catch, 35-yard run) the Hawkeyes were thinking upset once again but a 12-play, 65 yard touchdown drive that started with 1:42 remaining from the Nittany Lions put an end to yet another Iowa stunner under the lights at Kinnick Stadium.

McSorley hit Johnson for 12 yards on the first play to the 32. McSorley connected with Saeed Blacknall on a quick slant to the left for 6 yards and a first down. He had a big game Saturday with seven catches for 92 yards, and his final grab will have its own place in PSU history.

"I knew when I'd break out and go back in, I'd be gone", Johnson said. Barkley rushed for 211 yards and one touchdown on the night, as his team racked up 579 total yards and proved to be too much at the buzzer for the upstart Hawkeyes. 1-0 Big Ten) avoiding the same fate that met the 2008 team (ranked No. 3) when they were upset by the home-standing Hawkeyes (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten) by a final score of 24-23 on a last-second field goal.

Penn State, for now, but Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin are lurking. Franklin believes his No. 2 quarterback has a mastery of the offense on par with McSorley's.

"I told the guys in the locker room, 'If you look at any really good season, there's always one game where the team has to gut it out and find a way to win, ' and we were able to do that", Penn State coach James Franklin said. On the first play, and the first play the Hawkeyes ran in Penn State territory, Stanley connected with Nick Easley for a touchdown and a 7-5 Iowa lead. At halftime, he had 10 rushing attempts but netted 0 yards as he was stifled by the Penn State defense. That should help boost the Lions' running game, which surprisingly was held in check by Georgia State as it loaded up to stop Barkley. The Nittany Lions needed every one of them. Heisman candidate running back Saquon Barkley dominated the night with a Heisman-worthy performance, but McSorley stepped up and overcame an inconsistent performance to pull off the stunning last drive.

Barkley will be back in action Saturday, when the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions host in at 3:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network in the "Generations of Greatness" game. Then the Nittany Lions have a bye ahead of a two-week stretch that'll define their season, playing MI at home and Ohio State on the road to end October.

"Of course it was frustrating; we were working hard, and we just wanted to play complementary football", Wadley said.

That quick first step and exceptional athleticism separates Barkley from his peers.

Saquon Barkley is a problem.

Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M - The junior finally broke out thanks in part to a 81-yard TD pass from Kellen Mond in a win over Arkansas. Mcsorley completed a pass to Saeed Blacknall, his first catch of the night, for six yards and a first down.

The decision to pitch the ball back to Akrum Wadley on a second-and-eight play from the Iowa 3-yard line was freaky at best.

Simone Lee had 15 kills and 13 digs to lead the Nittany Lions. Just last season, a 9-0 MI ranked No. 3 team got dumped at Iowa. Barkley scored the game-winner on a wheel-route reception out of the backfield, racing past Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt.

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