Marvin Harrison Jr. has a habit of turning things up a notch in big-game environments for Ohio State. That especially includes Penn State with Harrison producing another career-high outing against the Nittany Lions.

Harrison finished Saturday’s win with 11 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown. That is Harrison’s single-game best for catches while his career-high mark for receiving yards (185 yards) came against Penn State a season ago.

During Ryan Day’s postgame presser, it was announced that Harrison has set Ohio State’s record for most games with at least 160 receiving yards. Saturday’s game was his 5th with 160+ receiving yards, surpassing David Boston’s previous mark of 4 games. Two of Harrison’s career games with 160+ yards have come against Penn State.


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It was also announced during Day’s presser that 10 of Harrison’s catches against Penn State went for a first down. He was a common target for quarterback Kyle McCord in crunch time, including Harrison’s touchdown catch that came on a 3rd-and-11 late in the game.

Saturday’s game for Harrison was also his 12th with at least 100 yards. After the game, Day could not say enough positive things about the superstar receiver.

He noted Harrison was targeted 16 times and was open on most of those opportunities. Day also said it’s hard to find someone across the country more special than his star player.