Penn State's Barkley selected Big Ten's top offensive player

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was honored Wednesday as the Big Ten offensive player of the year.

Barkley, who also was selected the top running back, leads the Big Ten with 17 total touchdowns and 1,563 all-purpose yards. Barkley ran for over 200 yards twice this season against Maryland and Purdue.

The Nittany Lions will face Wisconsin on Saturday in the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis.

Ohio State's J.T. Barrett was selected the best quarterback in a vote of league coaches and media. Barrett has thrown for 24 touchdowns against just five interceptions while rushing for 847 yards.

Northwestern's Austin Carr is the Big Ten's top receiver, while Michigan's Jake Butt was the best tight end for the second straight season.

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