Following close season-opening losses to Eastern Michigan and Holy Cross, the Morgan State football team has rebounded to win three of its last four games. The turnaround has been keyed by running back Herb Walker Jr. and quarterback Robert Council.
Walker has been a true find for first-year head coach Lee Hull. The sophomore, who has gained a team-leading 915 rushing yards and averaged 7.1 yards per carry, has also scored eight touchdowns. Walker, who gained a school-record 271 yards during Morgan's loss at Holy Cross, is ranked among the top five rushers nationally in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Council, the Bears' senior signal caller, has stabilized a quarterback position that seemed to be in flux for the last several years. An all-purpose threat, Council has rushed for 386 yards and five scores, while throwing for 687 yards and six touchdowns. With Walker and Council leading the way, the 3-3 Bears have averaged 26.3 points per game.
The Morgan State defensive unit, which has allowed 15 or fewer points during three of its last four games, is anchored by senior linebacker Cody Acker (team-leading 56 tackles).