MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Hurricanes were already facing a tough task on Saturday with the powerful Florida State Seminoles coming to town, but now the Canes may have to do it without their starting quarterback.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, Canes starting quarterback Stephen Morris doesn’t have a broken ankle, but does have a sprained ankle. Luckily for the Canes, it’s not a high-ankle sprain which typically have a longer recovery time.
UM head coach Al Golden said the team will move ahead with the assumption that Ryan Williams will be the team’s starting quarterback Saturday night against the Seminoles.
Morris hurt his ankle in the fourth quarter of UM’s loss to North Carolina on Saturday. The Canes have needed Morris to shine this season and although he’s thrown six interceptions, he’s lead the team to several come from behind wins.
For the season, Morris is 154-268 for 1,991 yards, nine touchdowns, and six interceptions.
Miami needs to be firing on all cylinders when FSU takes the field at Sun Life Stadium Saturday night. The Noles are one of the best offensive teams in the country and have gained more than 600 yards of offense in four different games this season, including last weekend’s demolition of Boston College.
Conversely, UM’s defense has been beyond awful this season. The Canes are ranked 121st out of 124 teams in total defense, giving up 506.6 yards of total offense to opponents per game. Miami gets gouged the most running the ball, giving up 253.7 yards per game in 2012.