Miami Hurricanes star quarterback Stephen Morris tore up the South Florida Bulls defense to the tune of 222 yards on 11-16 passing for a total of 13.9 yards per attempt with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Morris was simply at his finest, as he tore up an overmatched USF pass defense, and he showed all the traits that make him arguably the best senior quarterback in the country.
However, Morris left the game with an injury and was replaced by backup QB Ryan Williams, who was also impressive with over 13 yards per attempt, after re-injuring his ankle. Morris came into the game with a very minor injury that wasn’t expected to be an issue, and Al Golden even removed Morris from the injury report this morning. The bone bruise in his ankle wasn’t expected to be an issue or even an injury that would be aggravated, but that’s not how things shook out.
Stephen Morris has some choice words for the USF Bulls defense, and he blames them for his ankle injury. From the Palm Beach Post’s Matt Porter, “South Florida’s a dirty team. When you’re tackled and everyone’s on top, they’re going to try to go for your ankles. We were up three, four touchdowns. Ain’t no point for me to mess with these guys who are going to play dirty.
“It is what it is. I wanted to score 70 points on them. They disrespected us, so I had no respect for them. At that point, I felt like we should just keep pushing it, keep killing them.”