Former Hurricane signal callers Kyle Wright and Jacory Harris each had forgettable four-interception performances in Chapel Hill, and tonight Stephen Morris joined that dubious club, minus the disastrous final result.
Miami’s offense was supposed to go as far as its senior quarterback took it this season. Instead, a cornerback turned second-string running back stole the show in this Thursday night showdown, with Dallas Crawford leading the Hurricanes to a miraculous 27-23 comeback victory.
Morris, a one-time Heisman Trophy contender, was off all game. The senior quarterback overthrew receivers from the get-go and was a turnover machine. Morris’ lack of consistency was just enough to keep North Carolina in the game, convincing a rowdy Tar Heels crowd that an upset could be in the making.
Instead, there was a next-man-up mentality as Crawford took over for Miami.
Stepping in for the sensational Duke Johnson—who tore off on a 59-yard run on his fourth carry of the night before being sidelined in the first quarter—Crawford immediately picked up the slack and amassed 137 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with :16 remaining.
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