Marvin Harrison Jr., Devin Leary among NCAA Philly District football stars

Honestly, Week 2 of college football was a rolling game, involving seven teams in the AP Top 25 who lost on Saturday.

Elsewhere, though, a Philadelphia-born college football star was dominant on Saturday.

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distance Modest show in the first weekMarvin Harrison Jr. was an absolute star against the Arkansas State lower team, and his performance on Saturday could be just what he needs to truly stand out as one of the best receivers in the country.

He wasn’t the only one who did well in his school either. The former Timber Creek signal and transmission safety caller also made their mark this past weekend, with their seeded teams taking big wins while others seemed to falter under pressure.

Discount: Arkansas

Statistics line: Seven receptions, 184 yards, three touchdowns

Game Summary: For the second time in his last three starts, Marvin Harrison Jr. has put the entire college football world on the know with his three-legged touchdown performance. The touchdown wasn’t just from deep passes, Harrison Jr.’s first hit came on a cracked road, hitting it over the top, creating a breakout, grabbing the football with a stride, and taking off for a 42-yard touchdown.

He wasn’t finished either, as he would have had two more passes in the first half from 40 yards or more, including another 42-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Late in the third inning, Harrison Jr completed the hat-trick with a 30-yard reception on a lackluster trail down the left sideline. He averaged 26.3 yards per catch for the game, surpassing his career high totals in catches (seven) and yards (184) in a Buckeyes 45-12 victory.

It was a thrilling performance by a rising star nationwide. Harrison Jr definitely lives up to his father’s name and The reputation Ohio State has built in developing first-round caliber receivers. With two games this season, Harrison Jr. has already surpassed all of 2021’s totals in catches and yards.

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Discount: Central Arkansas

Statistics line: Four interventions (two singles), one interception

Game Summary: It should come as no surprise that the Ole Miss Rebels dominated their nonconference showdown against an FCS opponent central Arkansas, but the speed with which transportation safety Isheem Young adapted to a new defensive plan might as well. After making a major impact in last week’s running game against Troy, Young, who previously starred at Imhotep Charter and later at Iowa State, showed off his soccer skills on Saturday with a stunning diving interception against the UCA in the red.

Once the ball is thrown his way, you can see Young taking a straight line towards the back corner of the end zone, and making a full stop to start play. Last week, Young recovered from a bump, and has now amassed two analyzes in the season. The interception breaks a 10-game drought without one for Young, as the Rebels prepare for a tough no-conference game in Atlanta this weekend against Georgia Tech.

Discount: South Charleston

Statistics line: 16/25, 230 yards, six touchdowns (four passes, two lunges)

Game Summary: After a rough showing in the first week against an opponent in East Carolina, former Timber Creek outstanding Devin Leary returned to his formation on Saturday against Charleston Southern. NC State rolled out a 55-3 victory, Leary captured six of the game’s seven touchdowns, throws in tight windows, and showed a fine touch on deep passes.

One of his touchdown rounds showed his might, as he slashed his way through multiple defenders on his way to a 12-yard pitch. While the coaching staff might prefer the first caller not to take those kinds of blows, Leary’s toughness shines through in his driving style in the #16 Wolfpack.

Next, Leary and NC State will face their toughest non-conference game to date as they hit the road to Lubbock to face Texas Tech, following a surprise win over formerly seeded Houston.

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