Maryland in uncertain quarterback situation as it awaits MRI on Hills

Burns, Rowe both played well as backups

October 21, 2012|By Jeff Barker | The Baltimore Sun

Maryland quarterback Perry Hills is awaiting an MRI on Monday so he can learn whether he will be able to return from a left knee injury sustained in Saturday’s 20-18 loss to North Carolina State, coach Randy Edsall said today.

"Really have no update on Perry whatsoever," Edsall told reporters. "He was devastated. He wanted to go out and compete."

Hills, a freshman, was injured chasing Wolfpack defensive back David Amerson after Amerson’s second-quarter interception.

Hills appeared to be run over from behind during the interception return by the Wolfpack's Rickey Dowdy. N.C. State was penalized on the play, negating a touchdown by Amerson.

"It was an illegal block," said Edsall, who said he was "just disappointed for Perry and very disappointed in the way the block took place as well."

After Hills left, backup Devin Burns led three second-half scoring drives. The last one led to a 48-yard field goal by Brad Craddock that put the Terps ahead, 18-17, to cap the first series of the fourth quarter.

Burns finished 3-for-4 for 47 yards. He also rushed for a touchdown. I'll have a story on Burns for tomorrow's paper.

Freshman quarterback Caleb Rowe played the final series for the Terps and had them positioned for a winning score. But Craddock's 33-yard field-goal attempt hit the left upright with two seconds remaining.

"Each of those guys (Burns and Rowe) were ready to come in and do the job that was asked of them," Edsall said. He said it was premature to name a starter for Saturday's game at Boston College.

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