Spotlight finally on Stephen Morris and Miami Hurricanes tonight

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Sep 21, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Stephen Morris (17) after a touchdown in the first quarter of a game against the Savannah State Tigers at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports


The Miami Hurricanes have quietly climbed into the college football top-10 in most major polls, and they’ll have a nice opportunity on a national stage tonight to show the world what they’re all about when the take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in an ACC showdown.

The Canes will be led by quarterback Stephen Morris, who entered the season as a darkhorse Heisman candidate, and a possible first-rounder in next May’s NFL Draft. Earlier this year, Bucky Brooks of said Morris might be the most talented QB in college football. Thus far, Morris has thrown for 950 yards and nine touchdowns on 61.7 percent passing, playing in only the first half in three of Miami’s first four games. He ranks fifth nationally in yards per pass caught (16.38), 10th in yards per pass attempt (10.11) and touchdown-per-pass percentage (9.6) and 12th in QB rating (169.7).

But to this point, he’s found it hard to stand-out with the likes of Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley drawing so much praise.

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