clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Miami QBs: Stephen Morris or Ryan Williams?

SB Nation blogs Tomahawk Nation and State of the U discussed the upcoming matchup between Florida State and Miami, as well as the Hurricanes' quarterback situation.


One of the biggest stories when it comes to the Miami Hurricanes going into their matchup against Florida State on Saturday is their quarterback situation. Aside from junior Stephen Morris having his struggles this season, he may not even be completely healthy this weekend, and the 'Canes could be forced to start sophomore Ryan Williams.

Morris has thrown for 1,996 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions, while completing just 57.5 percent of his passes. In last week's loss against North Carolina, Morris threw a pair of interceptions and failed to throw a touchdown or complete 50 percent of his passes.

Williams has seen limited time this season, but he was 2-2 for just seven yards in a loss against Kansas State earlier in the season. Williams came in for Morris after the injury against the Tar Heels and threw for 80 yards, while completing nine of his 13 pass attempts.

Jerry Steinberg of SB Nation's Miami blog State of the U had this to say when asked who he thought would play quarterback for the 'Canes on Saturday, and to compare Morris and Williams:

I'm thinking it will be Ryan Williams, as Stephen Morris appeared to sprain his ankle pretty bad. Williams is an accurate passer. He stands 6'6 and clearly has ability. But Miami has a much better chance with Morris under center. Let's not forget Morris set the all-time ACC records with 566 yards passing just three weeks back. To use baseball terminology, Williams is more a singles hitter. Morris is a home run waiting to happen.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.