Stanley Morgan moves within 30 yards of tying Johnny Rodgers' Nebraska receiving record

Stanley Morgan had 185 yards receiving and a touchdown against Penn State.

Stanley Morgan felt like he played alright.

Just alright, despite a career-high 185-yard performance in Nebraska’s 56-44 loss to Penn State on Saturday.

“You always want the win, so just alright,” Morgan said.

Morgan not only pushed his season total above 900 yards, but he also now sits 30 yards behind Johnny Rodgers’ 1972 school record for receiving yards in a season. Morgan even missed a game this season but is still in reach of breaking one of the oldest school records and passing one of Nebraska's greatest players.

The junior from New Orleans, Louisiana, said after the game he wasn’t really aware of that record. He’s heard about it this season, but it isn’t something he’s been chasing.

His motivator, instead, is everything else.

“Everything around me motivates me,” Morgan said. “I’m blessed to be here. Back home, there’s not too much opportunities for a man like me, so I’m blessed to be here every day playing, no matter the score, no matter the situation. I’m very blessed.”

The record, he said, would be something he looks back on down the road.

“One of those things you look back on like, ‘Yeah, I did that.’ ”

But right now, that’s not on his mind. He just wants some wins. And at 4-7, pride is what gets the team over the finish line of a tough, disappointing season.

“Just going out there with pride, no matter what the score is," Morgan said. "No matter where you’re at, no matter the conditions.”

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