By Danielle Daniels
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. has been named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his terrific performance against Penn State and its No. 1 ranted defense last week. Harrison Jr. had earlier in the week been honored as the Big Ten Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week.
In a 20-12 win over No. 7 Penn State on Sunday, Harrison Jr. caught a career-high 11 passes for 162 yards and had a game-winning 18-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter that gave the Buckeyes a 20-6 lead. Nine of Harrison Jr.’s 11 receptions resulted in first downs. He also became the first player in program history to have five games of 160 or more yards receiving.
Through seven games this season, Harrison Jr. has top-10 national rankings in receiving yards per game (seventh – 109.4) and receiving yards (seventh – 766). His string of three consecutive 100-yard receiving games is two shy of the school record, which was set by Cris Carter in 1986, and he enters Saturday’s game at Wisconsin with season totals of 42 receptions, 766 yards and six touchdowns.
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