USF vs. Miami: Hurricanes show growth in big win

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Miami fans are encouraged with their team's performance on Saturday.

The Miami Hurricanes pounded in-state rival South Florida on Saturday in a 40-9 win. The game was never in doubt, as Miami built a 16-3 halftime lead and extended in the second half. The Hurricanes have been inconsistent all year, but their fans were happy to see them show improvement on Saturday and earn bowl eligibility.

Miami still could impose a self-ban from the postseason, but Jerry Steinberg of Miami Blog State of the U wasn't concerned about that on Saturday, he was more focused on how the Hurricanes showed a bright future in victory:

Regardless of how long Miami's season goes on, Coach Al Golden and staff can definitely look at today as a day they young Hurricanes took a major step forward in their development. And in what has been an up and down season, that is great news for Miami fans!

The performance of quarterback Stephen Morris was certainly cause for excitement. The junior had his best game of the year, completing 21 of 32 passes for 413 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. The 205.0 passer rating was far and away his highest of the season.

The Hurricanes will try to continue their winning ways when they face Duke to wrap up the regular season.

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