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True freshman quarterback Shane Morris to start for Michigan in Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

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Michigan freshman Shane Morris (USA Today Sports)

Highly-touted Michigan freshman quarterback Shane Morris will make his first career start in Saturday’s Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against Kansas State, coach Brady Hoke announced Thursday.

Devin Gardner, the Wolverines’ starter, reportedly broke bones in his foot in the third quarter of the Ohio State game on Nov. 30.

Morris, a four-star recruit out of Warren, Mich., played in just three games for the Wolverines this season. His most significant action came in mop-up duty in the season opener against Central Michigan where Morris completed 4-of-6 passes for 59 yards and one interception.

On top of Gardner's absence, Michigan will also be without starting kicker Brendan Gibbons. Gibbons did not make the trip to Arizona due to family reasons.

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