News out of College Park on Friday is not so positive, as starting quarterback C.J. Brown was listed as doubtful for Saturday’s matchup with University of Virginia Cavaliers. Brown sustained a concussion this past Saturday in the second quarter of the team’s stunning 63-0 loss at the hands of the Florida State Seminoles.
There was optimism early in the week; however, those thoughts seemed to have faded, as it appears sophomore quarterback Caleb Rowe will replace Brown. Without Brown in the lineup, Maryland loses a major component of their running game. Brown is a threat to run on any play, and keeps defenses honest, opening up throwing lanes as well. Rowe, although an accurate passer, is much less mobile and lacks the ability to run. Not only does the loss of Brown affect the running game, but also Brown, a fifth year senior, is a major leader in the Terrapin’s locker room. Even without Brown, Maryland should be favorites as they take on a struggling Virginia football team. The Cavaliers dropped a 48-27 bout to the Cardinals of Ball State this past weekend.
Another injury to look out for is the loss of linebacker Matt Robinson, who has started every game this year. Robinson will be out of Saturday’s contest with an injured shoulder.
Tune in to ESPNU at 3:30 to catch the kick off between the Maryland Terrapins and rival Virginia Cavaliers.