Miami QB Stephen Morris initially hurt his right ankle against Savannah State. (Getty)
Miami quarterback Stephen Morris didn't return for the second half of the Hurricanes game against South Florida after he aggravated a right ankle injury he suffered against Savannah State.
UM says Stephen Morris not returning. Lower extremity injury (which is his right ankle, unless he injured another part of his extremity).
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) September 28, 2013
But let's be real for a second. It's South Florida, who Miami was leading 35-7 at halftime. Morris threw for two touchdowns in the first half romp, while a fumble recovery led to another Miami score.
Morris was 11-16 for 222 yards in the first half. And without Morris, the lead extended. It was 49-7 at the end of the third quarter.
After the game, Morris called South Florida a dirty team.
"I don't know man. When your down under [the pile] and everybody is on top they're going to try and go for your ankles and everything. We were already up three, four touchdowns so I was like there ain't no point for me to try to mess with these guys. They're dirty. It is what is. I wanted to score 70 points on them. They disrespected us. I had no respect for them at all. At that point I felt like we should just keep pushing it, keep killing them."
What were they doing? "Little stuff in the pile. Just dumb stuff," he said.
It's likely a precautionary move to rest Morris to help ensure he's ready for Georgia Tech, as South Florida's season has been nothing short of a disaster so far. The Bulls have already lost to McNeese State and Florida Atlantic this season, and have now been accused of being a dirty team. That's an accusation that's easy to take at 4-0. When you're 0-4, it's a little different.
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