Brown Out For UVa Game

Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown will not start against Virginia on Saturday, sophomore Caleb Rowe will once again be called in for duty.

After being listed as doubtful (concussion) on Thursday's injury report, it appears C.J. will not start in Saturday's game against Virginia.

Brown suffered a concussion during the second quarter of Maryland's 63-0 loss last Saturday, after being tackled simultaneously from the front and the side by two Florida State players.

Once again, the Terps will look to sophomore Caleb Rowe to step in for the injured Brown. Rowe was called in for duty against the Seminoles on Saturday, facing a third and long situation, Rowe completed a 19-yard pass to Deon Long to pick up the first down. The rest of the day did not go quite as smoothly for Rowe, he finished 9 of 17 for 119 yards.

Last season Rowe played in two games after Perry Hills tore his ACL against North Carolina State. In his first collegiate game, Rowe entered the game with 0:32 remaining, as the Terps trailed 20-18. He engineered a three-play, 61-yard drive, with completions of 17 and 33 yards and an 11-yard run to set up the potential game-winning 33-yard field goal. Kicker Brad Craddock infamously nailed the left upright, and the Terps lost the game but due in no part to Rowe's performance. In his second and final game of the season, Rowe threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns before tearing his ACL on the final drive of the game.

The sophomore can certainly sling the ball around and there should be little drop off with Rowe under center.

However, the Terps running backs will need to make up for C.J. Brown's production in the run game. He was averaging 57.2 yards per game, and the Terps can't afford to lose those yards today.


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