No. 2) Marvin Harrison lights up Notre Dame.
When the lights shine brightest, the biggest stars perform. And that’s no different come Saturday night as Marvin Harrison Jr. has to be a focal point of the Ohio State offensive attack. We all know about his route running, speed, athleticism, and hands. I can go on and on all day about his attributes. But if the Buckeyes want to win this game on the road in a tough atmosphere, Harrison will need to be force-fed the ball and make plays.
I think McCord will do just that. Now it will not be easy. Pre-season All-American corner Benjamin Morrison will be locked on him. Morrison had six interceptions last season and already has one this year as well. He’s as good of a corner as McCord and Harrison will see all season. But with a talent like Marv, it will not matter.
I will look for McCord to throw Harrison’s way a ton in this game. Screens, shallow crossing routes, and eventually over the top. Look for Marvin Harrison Jr. to put up a stat line of 10 receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown. The Buckeyes will need every bit of that if they want to pull off the victory in South Bend next Saturday evening.