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Opposing defenses paying extra attention to Morgan State football's Herb Walker Jr.
Opposing defenses paying extra attention to Morgan State football's Herb Walker Jr.

Herb Walker Jr. has become a marked man. The leading rusher in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with 1,160 yards, the Morgan State redshirt sophomore has drawn renewed focus from opposing defenses. Walker has failed to run for 100 yards in each of his last three starts, averaging 59.3 yards. He scored three touchdowns in the team’s 38-35 decision over Hampton on Nov. 1, but was shut out in a 45-0 loss to North Carolina A&T on Nov. 8 and a 27-24 win against South Carolina State on Saturday. Coach Lee Hull acknowledged that opponents are trying to force the Bears (6-5 overall and 5-2 in the league) to take the ball out of Walker’s hands. “Defenses are trying to...

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