Fisch: It hurt not having Hurns

Allen Hurns was injured on the opening drive of the game against Kansas State and the Canes offense was never the same.

Allen Hurns went into the Kansas State game as Miami's best receiver. He caught two passes for first downs on The Opening drive but then got hurt and never returned. He has already been ruled out for Saturday's game against Bethune Cookman.

"Allen is not going to be able to make it for this week," Al Golden said. "That's all I can tell you. He's being evaluated today. I don't know anything else or any way that he is going to make it for the week. If there is, then I'll let you know."

Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said the offense felt the effect of not having its top receiver for most of the game -- especially when they fell behind early.

"He had two big catches in the first drive, which was nice," said Fisch. "Obviously, it hurt not having Allen. I can't pin that one on that. We didn't play well as a group."

Without Hurns at least this weekend, Miami needs one of the other young receivers to step up and emerge as a go-to guy.

"I think Rashawn," Fisch said. "He's someone we counted on. He had a very good spring, and we talked about him a lot all spring long. He had a good game last week, when he jumped in there, but he's going to have a good game for us."

Malcolm Lewis, a true freshman, saw an increased role after Hurns went down and that should continue.

"Obviously, we're going to have to make sure that Malcolm Lewis has more opportunities and it's fun to watch those guys keep getting better every week," Fisch said. "I think they continue to grow and improve and that makes it fun. Phillip Dorsett is also a guy who has a really big impact in the games here."

It's still unclear when Hurns will return to the starting lineup. Scott and Dorsett are the expected starters for Saturday.


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