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Marvin Harrison Jr. Just Won The Most Head Scratching Award


The head-scratching part was not him winning the award, but he only won it by one vote, which is crazy. 



Nabers is a phenomenal receiver and even put up better numbers, bringing in 86 receptions, 1,546 yards, and 14 touchdowns, while Harrison had 67 receptions, 1,211 yards, and 14 touchdowns. 


Washigton's Rome Odunze was also a finalist for the award, finishing with 81 receptions, 1,428 yards, and 13 touchdowns. 


You can see Odunze and Nabers brought in a handful more receptions and a few hundred more yards than Harrison, but when you look at the three offenses each of these guys played in, Harrison was more valuable to their team than the other two. 


Nabers and Odunze were lucky to play with two quarterbacks who are finalists for the Heisman Trophy: Jayden Daniels and Michael Penix Jr.


Daniels will most likely win the award, while Penix should finish runner-up or, at worst, finish third to Oregon quarterback Bo Nix. 


Harrison was the offense at Ohio State and lacked a big-time quarterback like the other two.


The Penn State Game

Harrison put the team on his back earlier this season when Penn State came to town, and if you know anything about Penn State, they have a great defense. 


Ohio State's offense struggled most of the game, and McCord didn't have it. He even fumbled the ball, and Penn State returned it for a touchdown, but it was taken off the board because there was illegal contact made on Harrison.


Harrison was so great that he got a Penn State defensive score taken away, and he also had 11 receptions, 162 yards, and a touchdown in a low-scoring game. 


The only reason Ohio State won that game was Harrison's play; that day, you could tell he was the best receiver in college football, bringing the Buckeyes to a win. 


Harrison is also one of the four finalists for the Heisman Trophy and the only receiver to be named one. He will be the first receiver off the board in the 2024 NFL Draft. 


Draft status has no impact on winning any college football awards, but that probably had to come into play with some of the voters. 


I was shocked that the Biletnikoff came down to one vote. It was clear that Harrison was the best receiver in college football this season with all the circumstances he faced. I'm not taking anything away from Nabers and Odunze because those guys are studs too, but Harrison overcame some mediocre quarterback plays this season while the other two had two of the best in the game.



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