Short-handed Terps are Buckeyes’ last obstacle before ‘Game’
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
More angst at Maryland: QB Hill out for season with torn ACL
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — During a harsh season in which the Maryland football team has been forced to deal with an array of setbacks — none worse than the death of player Jordan McNair — the Terrapins have repeatedly showed their resiliency.
Leake scores 4 TDs to help Maryland beat Illinois 63-33
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland opened up its passing game and fortified an already formidable running attack with seldom-used Javon Leake.
The result was a feel-good 63-33 rout over Illinois, one that was definitely worth singing about well into Saturday night.
"The locker room, we're in there singing that (Maryland fight) song, those guys are excited," interim coach Matt Canada said. "We found a way to win. We played good on offense, good on defense, good on special teams."
Illinois, Maryland matchup could come down to ground game
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — When Illinois and Maryland meet on the football field for the first time Saturday, they will find the similarities in the teams run deep — with emphasis on the word "run."
Led by junior Reggie Corbin, who averages 7.89 yards per carry, Illinois ranks third in the Big Ten with an average of 226.1 yards rushing per game. Maryland, behind the versatile Ty Johnson, is one notch back with 219.9.
Canada shoulders blame for sputtering Maryland offense
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland interim coach Matt Canada came up with all sorts of reasons why the Terrapins' offense has been extremely inconsistent.
After talking Tuesday about the harsh wind in the game against Iowa, the Hawkeyes' ball control and the failure to get star running back Ty Johnson involved, Canada finally conceded, "We had a bad game, and ultimately it's on me."
Hill throws 3 TD passes as Maryland beats Rutgers 34-7
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — After watching Maryland ring up 34 points and 379 yards, Terrapins interim coach and offensive coordinator Matt Canada pulled a reverse and spoke glowingly about the defense.
And why not? Maryland picked off five passes, yielded only 179 yards and took a shutout into the final minute of a 34-7 rout of Rutgers on Saturday.
"We played exceptionally well and unbelievably well on defense," Canada said. "On offense, we scored enough points to win the game."
Maryland employs QB shuffle in effort to fix passing game
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland interim coach Matt Canada has used both his quarterbacks in all five games this season, jockeying between Kasim Hill and Tyrrell Pigrome in an effort to get more production from an offense that has relied heavily on the run.
Both quarterbacks run well, yet neither has distinguished himself as the passer the Terrapins (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) desperately need.
Maryland faces uncertainty at QB against No. 21 Michigan
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The quarterback carousel at Maryland keeps churning round and round, and again this week there is uncertainty about who will be on board when it stops.
Maryland QB Bortenschlager ‘getting better each week’
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Operating as a pocket passer in a read-option offense, former third-stringer Max Bortenschlager has enjoyed a surprisingly effective stint as Maryland's quarterback.
Forced into action after the Terrapins' top two quarterbacks sustained season-ending knee injuries, Bortenschlager has thrown nine touchdown passes and only four interceptions while keeping Maryland (4-4, 2-3 Big Ten) in the hunt for a second consecutive bowl bid.
Badgers football: Maryland working to stay afloat with 3rd-string quarterback
In most cases, losing two quarterbacks to season-ending injuries before October is a death sentence for college football teams.
It’s been an up-and-down ride, but Maryland’s offense has managed to remain relatively productive despite the loss of Tyrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill.
Third-string quarterback Max Bortenschlager owns a 1-2 record in three games as the Terrapins’ starter, completing 48.7 percent of his passes for 425 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions during that time.
Maryland QB Bortenschlager poised for No. 10 Ohio State
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In the locker room after its surprise win at Minnesota last week, Maryland held a spirited celebration that centered upon a player who started the season as a third-string quarterback.
BIG TEN SPOTLIGHT: Quarterback injuries leave teams in flux
Timely bye weeks could help No. 8 Michigan and Purdue get back to full strength. Both of their starting quarterbacks could be ready to play next week.
Maryland, on the other hand, faces another week of breaking in a new starter.
Maryland turns to 3rd starting QB after Hill’s knee injury
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Maryland football team is turning to its third starting quarterback of the season.
Sophomore Max Bortenschlager will make his second career start in place of freshman Kasim Hill when the Terrapins (2-1) visit Minnesota Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both teams Coach DJ Durkin said Tuesday that Hill will miss the rest of the season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament suffered in Saturday's 38-10 loss to Central Florida.
Central Florida breezes past QB-depleted Maryland 38-10
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Central Florida coach Scott Frost watched in horror as Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill twisted in agony on the field.
Though the first-quarter injury contributed heavily to the Knights' 38-10 upset of the Terrapins on Saturday, the scene near the UCF sideline was tough to watch.
"I'm brokenhearted for them and Kasim," Frost said. "Someone going down on the football field, that's not what you want to see."
Maryland upsets No. 23 Texas 51-41, spoils Herman’s debut
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a new head coach and the promise that the program is already on the rebound with its $10 million locker room, big wins in recruiting for the future and some good looking talent for the present, all eyes were on Texas and Tom Herman.
Then Maryland spoiled the Longhorns unveiling — in emphatic fashion.
Pigrome, Maryland ready for opener against No. 23 Texas
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — There were several reasons why Tyrrell Pigrome won the starting quarterback job at Maryland, not the least of which are his experience, running ability and leadership skills.
Coach DJ Durkin took all that under consideration, then decided that the 5-foot-11 sophomore should be the one to guide the offense against No. 23 Texas in Saturday's season opener.
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