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Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison, Jr. earns Big Ten weekly honors for 2nd time in 3 weeks

COLUMBUS — Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison, Jr. has earned Big Ten weekly honors for his play in Saturday’s win over Penn State.

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He was named Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week after catching a career-high 11 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown.

Harrison’s 18-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter expanded the Buckeyes’ lead to 20-6. Nine of his 11 receptions resulted in first downs, and he became the first player in program history to have five games of at least 160 receiving yards.

He shared the weekly award with Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy.

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Harrison has 42 catches for 766 yards and six touchdowns this season.

This is the second time in the last three weeks he’s been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.

No. 3 Ohio State is back in action Saturday night when they travel to Madison, Wisconsin to play the Wisconsin Badgers.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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