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Other than two questionable throws, Morris made great decisions throughout the night.
His stat line may not look impressive, but Stephen Morris had a solid game on Friday night. The senior gunslinger completed 15-of-27 passes for 160 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Morris' only touchdown pass of the night was an absolute laser—and it was a gorgeous toss—to tight end Clive Walford for a 16-yard score.
Plus, Morris had those two almost-sure touchdowns dropped by Coley, so he was a couple of drops away from having an impressive statistical night.
After the Hurricanes' defense managed just 13 sacks all of last season, Miami tallied five sacks against FAU.
Thurston Armbrister, Olsen Pierre and Anthony Chickillo each had a sack of their own.
Newcomers David Gilbert and Ufomba Kamalu combined for one late in the fourth quarter and Kacy Rodgers forced a fumble on his brilliant hit, and the 'Canes scored on the following play.
The redshirt sophomore made his placekicking debut on Friday, and he drilled a pair of field goals from 35 and 45 yards, respectively.
Goudis tacked on four extra points for the 'Canes.
Alex Figueroa made three outstanding open-field tackles during his collegiate debut.
He made a clutch stop on a 3rd-and-3 where it appeared as if FAU's D.J. Juste would certainly get a first down. Figueroa also smacked Nexon Dorvilus, and the hit brought a collective "ooo" from the crowd.
The 'Canes will be looking for contributions like this from Figueroa throughout the season.