Yes, it’s hard to find great plays from the Al Golden era at Miami, but there were a few memorable moments during those years. One of those times came in Golden’s second season as head coach in 2012.
In week-five, the 4-1 Canes played host to the 3-1 NC State Wolfpack. In front of not even 40,000 at Sun Life Stadium, the two teams put on a show for the ages, although nobody ever talks about it.
All you have to know about this game is the name Stephen Morris, Miami’s quarterback that season. No he didn’t win a national championship or anything while at UM, though he give us one of the most legendary performances in school history.
With the score tied 37-37 and less than a minute to go in regulation, coach Golden trusted his QB to go win the game.
The Stephen Morris miracle pic.twitter.com/2pqmnBmDxg— MarshThomas (@hurricanesmarsh) July 11, 2019
In one of the craziest plays in recent memory, Morris somehow found a few minutes dancing around, before hitting Phillip Dorsett with a great pass for a 62-yard touchdown, giving the Hurricanes a 44-37 victory. Morris set a Miami and ACC record with 566 passing yards.