Morris leads Miami Hurricanes over N.C. State in wild offensive showcase
For all the great quarterbacks who have graced the University of Miami during five national championships and beyond, there is one, as of Saturday, who stands alone with the best single-game performance in school history.
Stephen Morris threw for a school-record 566 yards and five touchdowns — including the game-winning 62-yard touchdown to Phillip Dorsett with 19 seconds left — to lead the Hurricanes to a 44-37 victory over North Carolina State.
“I saw the guy coming to hit me, and I was just trying to get it out real quick,” Morris said of the winning pass, which he threw from the UM 31-yard line and was caught near the 7 by Dorsett — 62 yards of streaking ball, with a crowd of 38,510 on its feet and ready to erupt at Sun Life Stadium. “People dream about it, but it’s kind of crazy when you’re actually in the moment. I’m speechless about it. I don’t know what to say. I don’t know how many more I have in me.”
Dorsett caught seven passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns — UM’s sixth all-time receiving performance for a single game. Fellow receiver Rashawn Scott added 180 yards and two touchdowns on six receptions — tied for No. 10 in single-game receiving yards.