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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