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Stephen Morris starts, looks good early

10/20/2012

MIAMI -- Stephen Morris started at quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night, a bit of a shock considering he was listed as doubtful on the injury report just two days ago.

But Morris looked great in pregame warm-ups -- then looked even better to start the game against No. 14 Florida State, showing no ill effects from the sprained ankle that slowed him during the week. Coach Al Golden had maintained that Miami was going into the game preparing Ryan Williams to start, but that may have just been a little bit of gamesmanship in such a crucial week against the longtime-rival Noles.

Morris scrambled several times on the opening drives and hit some terrific passes on the run, including one on third down that led to the Hurricanes' lone touchdown in the early going. His play helped Miami take a quick 10-0 first-quarter lead.