Marvin Harrison Jr. Breaks Ohio State Record for Career Three Receiving Touchdown Games Against Michigan State

By Chase Brown on October 8, 2022 at 6:48 pm
Marvin Harrison Jr.
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When Marvin Harrison Jr. scores, he scores in bunches.

The sophomore wide receiver broke the Ohio State record for three receiving touchdown games with his hat trick performance against Michigan State on Saturday, breaking his tie with Joey Galloway.

Galloway held at least a share of the record for over 28 years. He caught nine passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns against Michigan State in 1993 and hauled in seven balls for 95 yards and three scores against Purdue in 1994. 

Harrison's first three-touchdown game came in his first-career start when he caught six passes for 71 yards and three scores in Ohio State's Rose Bowl win over Utah after last season. Harrison matched that output against Arkansas State in Week 2 this year, catching nine passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns.

Through three quarters against the Spartans, Harrison has brought in seven catches for 131 yards as part of a huge day for the Ohio State offense, as C.J. Stroud has completed 21 of his 26 throws for 361 yards and six touchdowns.

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