4th March 2024

Marvin Harrison Jr. has been maybe probably the most proficient vast receiver in school soccer for the previous two years. Few groups have been efficient at overlaying him.

And on Saturday, the Ohio State vast receiver had one other large efficiency in opposition to No. Three Michigan. This time, it wasn’t sufficient as No. 2 Ohio State got here up quick in a 30-24 loss to their arch-rivals, doubtlessly ending their hopes for a nationwide championship in 2023.

The Buckeyes lucked out in 2022 that sufficient chaos ensued over rivalry weekend and the convention championships that they had been capable of sneak in because the No. four seed within the CFP. However barring a wave of upsets, it is seemingly they’re season will finish in a bowl sport outdoors of the 2 School Soccer Playoff semifinal video games. If that is the case, it is potential Ohio State has had its closing sport with Harrison, ought to the star receiver take the widespread path of resting through the bowl sport and making ready for the NFL draft.

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If Saturday was Harrison’s closing sport with the Buckeyes, how did he carry out? Here is a have a look at his stats from The Sport.

Marvin Harrison Jr. stats right now

Harrison has dominated opposing defenses all season, and even within the dropping effort, he nonetheless had a standout sport. He caught 5 passes for 118 yards and a landing. He was tied for the sport lead in receptions and led all receivers with 118 yards by the air.

Good or unhealthy, it felt Harrison was concerned in a lot of the greatest performs of the sport. Within the first quarter, Harrison was focused on a slant route when McCord threw a cross proper to Michigan nook Will Johnson that was intercepted and returned for 18 yards to the Ohio State 7. Michigan wound up changing the play into its first landing.

“I believe the DB simply, on the snap he discovered his approach inside and we had a slant known as. I do not understand how a lot else I may have carried out,” Harrison stated on the interception.

The subsequent Ohio State drive, Harrison caught an ideal deep ball throw from McCord for 24 yards to jump-start the drive as much as the Michigan 45, which in the end led to a subject objective.

On the ultimate drive of the primary half, Harrison made one other spectacular seize, hauling in a 44-yard cross from McCord with one hand on a play through which Johnson was flagged for cross interference. The Buckeyes wound up lacking a subject objective on the drive to shut out the half.

Proper after McCord was sacked within the third quarter, Harrison caught a brief cross over the center, shook unfastened a defender and raced up for a 14-yard pickup to maintain the drive alive. Although Harrison would not catch one other cross on the drive, Ohio State scored a game-tying landing that drive after eight straight runs ended in the long run zone.

And within the fourth quarter, when the sport got here right down to crunch time, Ohio State bought their star concerned extra. It began when he caught a 14-yard landing, racing into the top zone after catching a cross from McCord on a crossing route. That landing introduced the sport to a 27-24 contest.

Michigan was held to a subject objective on its final drive of the sport, giving the Buckeyes one closing try at scoring. Harrison stated at that time, there was confidence Ohio State may come again to win, harkening again to its comeback win in opposition to Notre Dame earlier within the season.

“Tried to strategy it the identical approach, however did not get it carried out this time,” Harrison stated.

On Ohio State’s closing drive, he was the go-to goal, beginning off with the second play, when he made a leaping seize to maneuver Ohio State as much as its personal 41 for a 22-yard seize.

Harrison’s day ended very similar to it started. McCord was hit as he threw a cross over the center, and the cross did not have sufficient energy on it to succeed in Harrison, and it was picked off by Rod Moore on the Michigan 22.

Following the loss, Harrison was clearly dejected, having come up empty in his third try and beat Michigan.

“Simply feelings, you already know at that time the sport is over and every part that you just labored for for this 12 months, the objectives that you just had, you were not going to perform them,” Harrison stated.

As for what’s subsequent, Harrison stated he didn’t have a solution on his future past Saturday’s sport. 

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