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Morris will need to get it together if he hopes to end the Hurricanes' slide.
Week 13 Matchup: Virginia (2-8) at Miami (7-3), Nov. 23, 12 p.m. ET on ESPNU
The Hurricanes have been reeling ever since dropping a stinker against Florida State, 41-14, back on Nov. 2. The team followed that up by losing its next two games.
Now, as losers of three straight games, and without star running back Duke Johnson, Miami needs quarterback Stephen Morris to step up and prevent further damage.
To his credit, the senior has played decently. He’s thrown for 703 yards, four touchdowns and an interception on 59.0 percent passing throughout the last two games.
This weekend, defensive back Anthony Harris might have something to say about that.
Through 10 games, the junior has recorded 74 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, forced a fumble and intercepted seven passes. Furthermore, Harris has intercepted a pass in four consecutive games, picking off five in that span.
Overall, the Cavaliers only rank No. 73 against the pass (234.3 YPG); however, Harris’ presence could create problems for Morris, who has struggled with accuracy this season.