Kyle McCord is undoubtedly thankful to have Marvin Harrison Jr. to throw to in Ohio State’s offense. In Week 11, the two combined for a pair of passing touchdowns for McCord and almost 150 yards receiving for Harrison.

Following the game, McCord was asked about the Heisman Trophy candidacy of his star running mate. McCord went on to explain it’s hard to quantify all Harrison does for the offense as a playmaker and a blocker.

“Yeah, I mean obviously, I can’t really quantify how impactful he is to this offense. I think there are one-on-one situations he obviously wins. I think there are situations where he takes two defenders with him,” said McCord. “If they want to double him, somebody else is open. I think he does a good job blocking, too.”


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As for the overall impact of the wide receiver, McCord believes it’s clear Harrison has to be “right there” as a serious contender for the Heisman:

“He does so much for the offense. I think I said this about a month ago, if it’s truly the award that goes to the best player, he has to be right there in contention,” McCord explained.

We’ll see how that shakes out for Harrison, but he’s certainly in the mix per the latest Heisman odds. A strong finish to the regular season could land the Buckeye star a trip to the Heisman ceremony.