Terps em­ploys QB shuf­fle in ef­fort to fix pass­ing game

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL SPORTS -

COL­LEGE PARK (AP) — Mary­land in­terim coach Matt Canada has used both his quar­ter­backs in all five games this sea­son, jock­ey­ing be­tween Kasim Hill and Tyrrell Pi­grome in an ef­fort to get more pro­duc­tion from an of­fense that has re­lied heav­ily on the run.

Both quar­ter­backs run well, yet nei­ther has dis­tin­guished him­self as the passer the Ter­rap­ins (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) des­per­ately need.

Hill, a red­shirt fresh­man, is 47 for 86 for 578 yards with three touch­downs and two in­ter­cep­tions. Pi­grome, a sopho­more, is 6 for 11 for 40 yards with an in­ter­cep­tion.

Mary­land ranks last in the Big Ten and 123rd in the coun­try with 127.6 yards pass­ing per game. The Terps could muster only 73 yards in the air last week­end dur­ing a 42-21 loss to Michi­gan.

Hill re­main the starter this Satur­day against Rut­gers (1-5, 0-3), but Pi­grome will un­doubt­edly see ac­tion.

“We think both those young men are very, very good play­ers and they both cre­ate is­sues for the de­fense,” Canada said Tues­day. “Who­ever’s play­ing the best in a game is go­ing to play.”

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