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Monday, July 15, 2013
Can Stephen Morris keep his streak alive?

By Heather Dinich

Miami quarterback Stephen Morris quietly turned into one of the best quarterbacks in the country during the second half of the 2012 season, ending the year with a string of 139 consecutive passes without an interception.

Can he keep the streak alive in 2013? It's not going to be easy, with Florida's defense coming to town in Week 2. The Gators were tied for No. 7 in the country in passes intercepted last season with 20, two of which were returned for touchdowns.

The last interception Morris threw came in the second quarter of Miami’s game against Florida State on Oct. 20.

Morris is still a long ways from the ACC record, but he's getting closer to having the 10th-best streak in league history -- 161 consecutive passes without an interception by Georgia Tech’s Joe Hamilton. Wake Forest’s Tanner Price, who also returns this fall, had a string of a 181 passes without an interception stopped in last year's season opener. Price’s streak is the seventh-longest in league history.