Florida State vs. Miami 2012 preview: Seminoles heavy favorite for rivalry game

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It might be considered a rivalry game, but it might not look like it if Miami doesn't have starting quarterback Stephen Morris on Saturday.

The Florida State Seminoles are the heavy favorite going into Saturday night's matchup against rival Miami, but that gap might extend even more depending on the Hurricanes' quarterback situation.

The Sun Sentinel reported Sunday that Stephen Morris is likely to miss Saturday night's game with a sprained ankle. Morris has completed 57 percent of his passes in seven games this season. He has thrown for 1,991 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions.

If Morris is unavailable to play, Ryan Williams is expected to start. Williams is 11 for 15 for 87 yards and a touchdown in parts of two games this season.

Florida State (6-1, 3-1) is coming off a 51-7 thrashing of Boston College on Saturday. The big win came on the heels of the Seminoles' 17-16 loss to North Carolina State. It was Florida State's first loss of the season.

The Hurricanes (4-3, 3-1) have lost two games in a row heading into the rivalry game. The defense has been one of the big reasons why Miami has struggled this season. The Hurricanes average more than 500 yards allowed per game.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Miami.

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