Saquon Barkley says he’s fine

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley made it clear Monday that he expects to play in Saturday’s Big Ten title game.

“Yes, I do,” Barkley said on a teleconference. “I’m feeling fine, feeling really good.”

Barkley suffered a right foot or ankle injury in the third quarter of the win over Mich­igan State and missed the rest of the game. He was still in the locker room getting treatment after the game, so he couldn’t take part in the division championship celebration on the field with his teammates.

Barkley said he didn’t want to miss it, though, so he grabbed his phone and watched the celebration on that.