College football Week 4 best player prop bets: Marvin Harrison Jr. may be too much for Wisconsin

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Less than a month in, the 2022 college football has already been a wild ride with plenty of upsets, some thrilling finishes, surprising teams and big disappointments. What will be in store as we come down the home stretch of September? Week 4 includes a 3:30 pm ET CBS showdown between SEC East rivals Florida and Tennessee, while a Big Ten battle later in the day pits Ohio State against Wisconsin.

That Buckeyes-Badgers showdown is included in my favorite player props. Let’s take a look at them below, and be sure to check out all of our coverage on the college football page.

Tanner Morgan, QB, Minnesota Over 169.5 passing yards (-115)

Minnesota and Michigan State are going head-to-head in a battle of 2 teams going in opposite directions. The Golden Gophers are playing their best football since 2019 under head coach PJ Fleck, while the Spartans just got blown out by Washington. While Minnesota hasn’t faced the greatest of competition through 3 games, it’s hard not to be impressed at how it is just destroying opponents. The Gophers have outscored opposing teams 149-17. The Spartans have serious holes in its secondary, which was apparent against Washington – which racked up 397 passing yards on almost 10 yards per pass attempt and scored 4 touchdowns through the air.

That has to be music to the ears of Morgan, who has exceeded this number in 2 of 3 games so far. His passing totals are 174, 284 and 157. Keep in mind that all 3 games were blowouts, so Minnesota did not even have to air it out. Morgan will presumably be throwing even more against Michigan State.

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Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State Over 82.5 receiving yards (-115)

Sophomore season is generally the breakout season for Ohio State wideouts. Chris Olave did it in 2019 and Jaxon Smith-Njiba erupted in 2021. With Olave and Garrett Wilson having departed for the NFL as first-round draft picks, the door is open for Harrison to now make his mark. In fact, he already did at the end of last season. As a freshman in the Rose Bowl against Utah, Harrison went for 71 yards and 3 scores on 6 receptions. In Ohio State’s 2 most recent games this month, MHJ had 13 catches for 286 yards and 5 TDs. Earlier in September, Wisconsin lost to Washington State – a game in which the Badgers allowed 3 different pass-catchers to average at least 20.0 yards per reception.

Check out our full Wisconsin-Ohio State preview

Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina Over 1.5 passing touchdowns (-130)

North Carolina is 3-0 thanks entirely to its offense. The Tar Heels are putting up an average of 550 yards and 51 points per game so far. Maye already has 11 touchdown passes and looks like one of the ACC’s best quarterbacks. He has thrown for 930 yards and has been picked off only once in 97 attempts. Most of his awesome numbers have come without star wideout Josh Downs, too. Downs should be available to play on Saturday against Notre Dame, which gives a boost to an already excellent passing attack. The Fighting Irish are not bad defensively, but they are 1-2 and almost started 0-3 before coming back to beat an unspectacular California squad.

Check out our full Notre Dame-North Carolina preview

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