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Nittany Lions earn bowl eligibility
No. 4 Penn State defeats Indiana, 45-14
Penn State beats Indiana, 45-14, to improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten
Barkley totals 246 all-purpose yards, while defense yields just 159 yards in shutout
USATSI Gallery - Akron at Penn State
Season: Appeared in three games.
Akron (9/2): Made three stops...Hauled in his second career interception to create Penn State's first takeaway of the season...Also broke up one pass...One of eight players to be a part of three-straight seasons with a shutout (Illinois, 2015; at Rutgers, 2016; Akron, 2017), marking the longest such streak since a three-year span from 1989-91...Part of a defense that logged a season-opening shutout for the first time since 2007 (FIU, 59-0). Pittsburgh (9/9): Had three tackles...Added one pass breakup, a third down breakup to force a first-quarter punt. Indiana (9/30): Made two tackles...Posted his third career interception - and second of the season - returning it for 17 yards...Part of a defense that forced at least one turnover for the sixth-straight game.
➤ 2016 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in 11 games.
Kent State (9/3): Made two tackles...Recorded his first career interception in the third quarter and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown...It was the first interception return for a touchdown since 2014 vs. Temple (Haley). at Pitt (9/10): Logged two solo stops. Temple (9/17): Made one assisted tackle. at Michigan (9/24): Made three stops. at Purdue (10/29): Logged one tackle. Iowa (11/5): Logged two solo stops. at Indiana (11/12): Made one tackle...Had one pass breakup. at Rutgers (11/19): Had three tackles. Michigan State (11/26): Logged a career-high seven stops - including four solo stops. vs. USC (1/2): Made one stop on kickoff coverage.
➤ 2015 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Season: Appeared in 13 games...Was one of 17 redshirt freshmen to see action.
Rutgers (9/19): Recorded his first career tackle on kickoff coverage to start the third quarter. Army (10/3): Made two tackles. vs. Maryland (10/24): Made one tackle. Illinois (10/31): Made one tackle...Had one pass breakup.
➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
A three-year letterman at Gaither High School for head coach Jason Stokes...Named team MVP from his defensive back position as a senior...Recorded 47 tackles, two tackles for loss, four interceptions and nine pass breakups as a senior to earn first-team all-district honors...Was invited to play in the Hillsborough County All-Star Game following his senior season...On special teams, blocked four kicks during his senior season...As a junior, totaled 43 tackles, three interceptions and three blocked kicks...Helped the Cowboys win the 2012 Class 7-A District Championship...Made 31 stops with five interceptions as a sophomore...Helped lead Gaither to a pair of playoff wins as a sophomore...Rated a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting services...Ranked as a Top 100 recruit in Florida by Rivals and 247Sports.
Full name is Amani Horatio Oruwariye...Son of Alfred and Karen Oruwariye...Has two older brothers, Alfred and Aaron...Enjoys tubing, playing video games and spending time with family and friends...Majoring in telecommunications...Born February 9, 1996 in St. Petersburg, Florida.