Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, the best running back in college football, is having a phenomenal season. He’s averaging 6.4 yards per carry with eight touchdowns from scrimmage, and he already has more catches (29) than he had in all of 2016. Oh, and he has a kickoff return touchdown.
Barkley is No. 1 in our latest Heisman Watch, and the junior is ranked No. 2 overall in the latest 2018 draft rankings for ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay.
We asked Kiper and McShay for more of their thoughts on Barkley and the running backs in the 2018 class.
It made for an emotional Victory Lane.
“Sherry, I was thinking about her because she’s not here, and I know she really wanted to be,” Truex said. “She hates missing [and] seeing our guys succeed.
“I know our guys love having her around when we win, and she’s a fun person to celebrate with, so I thought about that. I thought about winning this first race of the round, the pressure coming off. … It just shows how much this stuff means to us.”
The emotion also shows the pressure drivers feel in this elimination playoff format. The top five finishing drivers were all playoff participants — following Truex across the line were Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Jamie McMurray. Playoffs drivers Jimmie Johnson was seventh, Ryan Blaney eighth and Kyle Larson came in 10th.
Busch is more than a great driver. Since fracturing bones in both legs at Daytona at the beginning of 2015, he has demonstrated the mental toughness to overcome all and become Cup champion.
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