Stryker Pregame Perspective: Ozigbo, Morgan cited as most valuable Huskers for first half
With half the college football regular season behind us, this week’s Pregame Perspective focuses on which Cornhuskers have performed best thus far. On a cool, drizzly afternoon before the Nebraska-Ohio State game, I asked 100 people this question:
“Who ws Nebraska’s most valuable player during the first half of the season?”
Two clear leaders emerged, both on offense. In a tight vote, junior I-back Devine Ozigbo edged senior wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. 27 votes to 26. Ozigbo was the team’s leading rusher at the halfway mark. Morgan has caught the most passes.
The third-place finisher was linebacker Luke Gifford, with 11 votes.
This week’s polling was done around Memorial Stadium, just south of campus along 10th Street.
The remainder of the vote was widely split. Wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El and nose tackle Mick Stoltenberg had six votes apiece. Defensive end Carlos Davis and punter Caleb Lightbourne were next with five.
Six other players received votes as well. They were fullback Luke McNitt, quarterback Tanner Lee, safety Aaron Williams, wide receiver J.D. Spielman, linebcker Chris Weber and center Michael Decker.