COLLEGE PARK, Md.
In the end, Penn State did what Penn State does.
It battered Rutgers. It defended its home turf against Nebraska. It pummeled Maryland.
Roman Stubbs, who covers Maryland for the Washington Post, breaks down the Terrapins for The Detroit News answering five questions heading into Saturday's Michigan State-Maryland game. You can follow him on Twitter @romanstubbs
VIEW FROM OTHER SIDE
Question: Maryland has done a decent job running the ball. Can it have some success against an MSU defense that allowed 335 yards last week?
VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Roman Stubbs, who covers Maryland for the Washington Post, breaks down the Terrapins for The Detroit News, answering five questions heading into Saturday's Michigan-Maryland game.
You can follow him on Twitter @romanstubbs.
Question. Another week and, it seems, another potential quarterback issue at Maryland. It apparently will be a game-time decision on Max Bortenschlager, and if he can't go, Detroit-native Ryan Brand will start. How do you see this playing out?
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.
Maryland uses big 4th quarter to overcome Indiana 42-39
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Up and down the field they went, Indiana and Maryland in a duel to see which team would outlast the other.
After accumulating 828 yards and 53 first downs, attempting 78 passes and running 153 plays, the Terrapins and Hoosiers finally walked off the field Saturday after a game that lasted nearly four hours and ended with Maryland celebrating a 42-39 victory.
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 quandary among facets of ineffective offense
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland coach DJ Durkin is delving deep into the playbook and combing the depth chart in an effort to improve an unproductive offense.
Before he gets too absorbed in that process, the second-year coach must first determine who will start at quarterback Saturday in a Big Ten matchup with visiting Northwestern.
No. 10 Ohio State keeps rolling, routs Maryland 62-14
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Maryland tried to mix things up right from the start Saturday, trying a flea-flicker on its first offensive play. Ohio State linebacker Dante Booker wasn't fooled. He sacked Max Bortenschlager for a 4-yard loss.
Matter of fact, the Buckeyes had little trouble with the Terrapins all game.
The stingy No. 10 Buckeyes held Maryland to 66 total yards — their fewest yards allowed since yielding 60 against Indiana in 1960 — in a 62-14 rout.
Down to third-string QB, Maryland visits No. 10 Ohio State
Maryland (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) at No. 10 Ohio State (4-1, 2-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (Fox)
Line: Ohio State by 30 ½.
Series record: Ohio State leads 3-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Ohio State continues to plow through overmatched teams on the way to an Oct. 28 showdown with No. 4 Penn State. This could be another one of those games. Maryland is coming off a 31-24 win over Minnesota last week led by third-string QB Max Bortenschlager, who played well after the two guys in front of him went down with ACL injuries.
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.
Johnson’s big run lifts Maryland over Minnesota, 31-24
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Bortenschlager is a third-stringer no longer. With Maryland's top two quarterbacks out for the season, Bortenschlager is now the man for the Terrapins.
He will get no arguments from Minnesota.
Bortenschlager threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score and Ty Johnson's 34-yard touchdown run with 1:10 to play lifted Maryland to a 31-24 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.
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.
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.
Injuries force No. 19 Nebraska, Maryland to play backup QBs
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Quarterbacks Tommy Armstrong Jr. of Nebraska and Perry Hills of Maryland are injured and not starting the game at Memorial Stadium.
Armstrong is fourth-year starting quarterback for the No. 19 Cornhuskers. He has a lingering hamstring injury and didn't suit up. Fifth-year senior Ryker Fyfe is making his second start for Nebraska.
Hills is in uniform and has had shoulder problems all season. The Terrapins started freshman Max Bortenschlager, who has appeared in only one game.