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.
“It was just a tough play,” Durkin said of Hill’s injury. “He was competing and got spun around and got hit and went down in the game. He’ll bounce back. He has a great future in football, both here and beyond.”
Hill had stepped in for Sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome, who suffered a torn right ACL during the Terrapins’ season-opening victory at Texas.
Now it’s Bortenschlager’s turn.
Bortenschlager was 15 of 26 for 132 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while taking five sacks against Central Florida.