North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner suffered a shoulder injury against NC State and will miss the rest of the 2013 season.
Renner threw for 1,765 yards and 10 touchdowns this season and completed 65.8 percent of his throws.
Losing Renner is a setback to North Carolina’s bowl hopes, but the cupboard isn’t bare for coach Larry Fedora. Backup Marquise Williams started against Virginia Tech earlier this year and completed 23 of 35 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns.
Williams may not be as polished of a passer as Renner, but the sophomore is a better runner and is a good fit in Fedora’s spread offense.
With Renner out for the year, it’s up to Williams to get North Carolina to a bowl, which isn’t out of the question with games against Virginia, Pittsburgh, Old Dominion and Duke remaining.