Maryland starting quarterback Perry Hills suffered a torn ACL against North Carolina State on Saturday and will miss the rest of the 2012 season.
"I am very disappointed for Perry," Terps coach Randy Edsall said in a news release. "I was proud of the way he stepped in this season and led our team. Perry is a great competitor and I know how strongly his teammates feel about him. We will do everything we can to support him through the rehab process.”
Hills, a true freshman from Pittsburgh, has started all seven of Maryland's games this season. He has completed 97 of 169 passes (57.4 percent) for 1,336 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions, in addition to rushing for three scores.
With Hills' injury, Maryland will turn to either Devin Burns or Caleb Rowe at quarterback. Burns replaced Hills against the Wolfpack, leading the Terps to three second-half scoring drives. The former wide receiver went 3-for-4 for 47 yards against N.C. State. Burns also rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
Rowe, a true freshman, played in Maryland's final series, setting up a potential 33-yard game-winning field goal try for Brad Craddock, who did not convert the attempt. Rowe went 2-for-2 for 50 yards.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times