Marvin Harrison Jr. Earns Big Ten Co-Offensive Player Of The Week Honors

By September 12, 2022 (11:35 am)Football

After a three-touchdown, 184-yard performance against Arkansas State on Saturday, Ohio State second-year wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. was recognized as the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Harrison led the way for the Buckeyes’ passing attack against the Red Wolves, hauling in seven of his nine targets, including a pair of 42-yard touchdowns and a 30-yard score. His efforts aided Ohio State to a 45-12 win, in which he accounted for nearly half of the team’s receiving output — averaging 26.3 yards per reception.

His three-touchdown afternoon etched him into the Ohio State history books, as he became just the second Buckeye wideout to produce multiple three-touchdown games during their career — after notching his first three-score game in the 2022 Rose Bowl against Utah. He joined Ohio State great Joey Galloway in the honor, who completed the feat against Michigan State in 1993 and Purdue in 1994.

Through two games this season, Harrison has hauled in 12 catches for 240 yards and three touchdowns.

This is Harrison’s first-career Big Ten Player of the Week honor, and Ohio State’s first since C.J. Stroud’s six-touchdown performance against Michigan State last season. Harrison shared the honor with Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, who threw for 391 yards and four touchdowns while adding a score on the ground during the Terrapins’ 56-21 win over Charlotte.

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