MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Being a near 60-point favorite seemingly guaranteed Miami a victory against Savannah State on Saturday night, but it didn't make the Hurricanes immune to injury.
Hurricanes quarterback Stephen Morris left midway through the first quarter with what the school said was a lower extremity injury and would not return.
Morris was on the ground after throwing an incomplete pass on second-and-8 from Miami's 23 on the Hurricanes' third possession. He had been hurried by defensive end Alex Wierzbicki.
Morris got up and walked off on his own. He was replaced by redshirt junior Ryan Williams.
The senior was wearing a baseball cap and noticeably limping as he headed to the Miami locker room through what used to be the Florida Marlins' first-base dugout.
The Hurricanes led 14-0 at the time Morris exited. He connected with Allen Hurns on an 80-yard touchdown pass with 12:03 left in the first quarter.
Morris was 3 of 4 for 82 yards before leaving.