Ohio State football: Marvin Harrison Jr. continues to show he’s a top receiver in the country

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 08: Marvin Harrison Jr. #18 of the Ohio State Buckeyes catches a first half pass in front of Ameer Speed #6 of the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 08, 2022 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 08: Marvin Harrison Jr. #18 of the Ohio State Buckeyes catches a first half pass in front of Ameer Speed #6 of the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 08, 2022 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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The Ohio State football team got another stellar performance from sophomore wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. in their 49-20 win over Michigan State. The elite wide receiver continued to show that he’s one of the best receivers in all of college football.

Marvin Harrison Jr. left East Lansing Saturday night after dominating the Spartans’ secondary with seven receptions on nine targets for 131 yards. This was his third game eclipsing 100 yards receiving on the season.

Harrison Jr. also contributed to the scoring in a huge way. He hauled in three of Stroud’s six touchdown passes against the Spartans. Two of his touchdown receptions were catches that you see the pros making on Sundays. Both of his touchdown receptions put the Twitter world into a frenzy for how spectacular they were.

C.J. Stroud wasn’t the only one to put his name in the Ohio State record book on Saturday as the sophomore wide receiver did as well. Harrison Jr. is the first receiver in Ohio State history to catch three touchdowns in three separate games. This is a wild stat as the son of the NFL Hall of Famer is only halfway through his sophomore season.

The three touchdown receptions from Harrison Jr. also helped him climb up the ranks in college football. He is now the leader through six weeks of college football in touchdown receptions with nine total receptions.

With how banged up the receiver room has been this season, Harrison Jr. has really thrived in his role. He’s been Stroud’s favorite target with Smith-Njigba being sidelined with his injury. Right now, he’s without a doubt the best receiver in the Big Ten. It’s also tough to keep his name out of the conversation as one of the best receivers in the country.

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After losing Olave and Wilson to the NFL Draft last season, everyone wondered who would step up for the Ohio State football team to replace them. Marvin Harrison Jr. has filled their shoes and taken off, and I don’t see him slowing down any time soon.