Maryland calls audible on starting QB
Maryland appears destined for a quarterback change after losing 48-27 Saturday to Bowling Green.
The Terrapins’ depth chart released Monday has junior Caleb Rowe as the starter and Daxx Garman as his backup. Perry Hills, who started the first two games, is not listed on the two-deep chart.
Rowe replaced Hills during the fourth quarter Saturday. Rowe threw three passes, two of which were intercepted.
But coach Randy Edsall apparently is looking to shake up the team, starting at quarterback. Hills went 15-for-30 for 151 yards and an interception last week.
Hills won the job over the summer, beating out Rowe – who has three starts – and Garman, a transfer from Oklahoma State. Maryland will host South Florida on Saturday.
Arkansas: Coach Bret Bielema said senior wide receiver Keon Hatcher will miss at least six weeks after surgery on a foot injured during Saturday’s 16-12 loss to Toledo. Hatcher leads the Razorbacks (1-1) with 13 catches for 198 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Bielema said it could be longer than six weeks before Hatcher is ready to play because of the speed needed at his position, and that redshirting is a possibility for the senior.
Central Florida: Coach George O’Leary said quarterback Justin Holman is expected to miss two to four weeks with a right hand injury. O’Leary said that freshman Bo Schneider will start Saturday’s game against Furman, with redshirt freshman Tyler Harris backing him up. … O’Leary also announced that preseason starting center Joey Grant has decided to end his college career after aggravating a surgically repaired left shoulder.
Florida: When coach Jim McElwain phoned home to Montana during the weekend, his 94-year-old mother let him know his profane sideline outburst directed at tailback Kelvin Taylor during the narrow win against East Carolina did not sit well with her at all. “I’m not proud of it and neither is my mother,” Jim McElwain said. “I got an earful from her and rightfully so.”
McElwain’s sideline eruption followed a 15-yard penalty on Taylor for making throat-slashing gesture to celebrate a touchdown. McElwain hollered and gestured at Taylor, while spewing profanity. Video of the tirade went viral, generated national headlines.
Michigan: Coach Jim Harbaugh said redshirting quarterback Shane Morris is a consideration if starter Jake Rudock, a graduate transfer from Iowa, can stay healthy. Rudock, though, does not appear to be in danger of losing his job despite turning the ball over five times in two games going into Saturday’s matchup at home against Nevada-Las Vegas.
Missouri: Senior running back Russell Hansbrough, who sprained his right ankle on the second snap of the season, has been ruled out for the Connecticut game Saturday. He has been limited to seven carries for 38 yards in the wins against Southeast Missouri and at Arkansas State after leading the Tigers with 1,084 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
His absence leaves sophomore Ish Witter as the starter with senior Tyler Hunt and junior Morgan Steward listed as the co-backups.
Nebraska: Saturday’s game at Miami will mark the first time the Cornhuskers will play a regular-season game in the Sunshine State since a 19-7 loss at Miami in 1951. Before last year’s meeting against the Hurricanes, the previous five had come in bowls, with four deciding national championships. The Huskers have won six of 11 all-time games.
North Carolina: Senior Shakeel Rashad was named ACC Linebacker of the Week.
Oklahoma: Coach Bob Stoops said he is dealing internally with linebacker and team captain Eric Striker and safety Hatari Byrd about some postgame incidents caught on film after the 16th-ranked Sooners rallied for a double-overtime win Saturday at Tennessee.
Oregon: There were lingering questions after the loss at Michigan State about quarterback Vernon Adams’ index finger, which apparently was injured during the season opener. The Ducks do not discuss injuries as a policy. Adams, who threw with gloves on Saturday, examined the finger at times during the game and afterward it was taped when he spoke to reporters. He finished with 309 yards passing and a late touchdown.
Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights announced that senior star receiver Leonte Carroo was suspended after being arrested and charged with assault under domestic violence in connection with an unspecified matter after Saturday’s game. Six other players were kicked off the team this month after arrests and coach Kyle Flood is being investigated for possible improper contact with a teacher about a player’s grade.
Tennessee: Coach Butch Jones said senior defensive end/linebacker Curt Maggitt would miss “an extended period of time” after injuring his hip during Saturday’s 31-24 overtime loss to then-No. 19 Oklahoma. Maggitt, a fifth-year senior, had 14 tackles for loss and a team-high 11 sacks last season. He has seven tackles and three tackles for loss this season despite missing the majority of the Oklahoma game.
Washington: The Huskies have played 10 freshmen heading into Saturday’s final nonconference game against Utah State. The freshman class took a blow Saturday against Sacramento State when defensive back Austin Joyner, one of the top recruits from the state of Washington last year, suffered a season-ending knee injury. Joyner was hurt on the opening kickoff, but the school believes he should be eligible for a redshirt.
Cougar Classic: Cecily Overbey shot a 1-under 71 to lead N.C. State and sophomore Bryana Nguyen had the best performance of the day North Carolina, shooting 1-over-par during the second round of the Cougar Classic at Hanrahan, S.C.
Taylor Tomlinson (Florida) and Alice Hewson (Clemson) are both 8-under, tied for the individual lead. Arkansas owns a 10-shot lead over Virginia at the top of the team standings. N.C. State is just four shots behind Clemson for fifth place.
The Wolfpack is 10th in the 20-team event. UNC is tied for 12th heading into Tuesday’s final round.
East Carolina: Freshman Courtney Cash was named American Athletic Rookie of the Week.