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Darryl Morris' busy week leads to big day

Darryl Morris was everywhere on Sunday.

Just like he was during the week.

"This past week he was practicing with the defense, he was practicing with the scout team," head coach Bill O'Brien said of the cornerback. "He took a lot of, almost every rep, in practice on both sides."

Morris sealed the victory with an interception in the fourth quarter, and started things off by nearly

helping down a Shane Lechler punt inside the 5-yard line. Morris wasn't a Texan until getting signed on August 31, but on Sunday he came up huge.

"I was put in a situation to make plays and I made the plays," Morris said. "I have to thank the guys up front. They got great pressure all day."

The former Texas State Bobcat finished the afternoon with four tackles, a tackle for loss, the pick and a trio of passes defensed. He got a chance for more playing time because corner A.J. Bouye was inactive due to a groin injury.

"He was one who stepped up," safety Kendrick Lewis said. "When his opportunity came, he made plays."

On Lechler's first punt of the game, as the ball bounced high and into the end zone, Morris was initially ruled to have batted the ball back to Elbert Mack, who downed it inside the 5-yard line. Upon further review after a challenge by Buffalo, Morris stepped on the goal line and the play was ruled a touchback. Nevertheless, it was close to being a big play.

"It was kind of a bang-bang play," Morris said. "I thought I had it at first, but then when I saw the replay I was like, 'Yeah, its on the line.'"


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