The Maryland footballseason started the season with a bang, putting up 51 points against the Texas Longhorns in an impressive Week 1 victory.
Quarterback Kasim Hill saw limited action, but was thrust into the fray after starting quarterback Tyrell Pigrome went down with an injury. Hill led the Terrapins to a 63-point performance and a win over Towson the following week, running the offense with ease and looking very comfortable.
On Tuesday, he was told that his season was over after sustaining an ACL tear against the UCF Knights.
Maryland head coach DJ Durkin confirmed the injury while speaking to the press.
The Terrapins couldn’t muster much offense with Hill out of the game and managed to score only 10 points. They lost 38-10, but losing Kasim Hill for the remainder of the season is a bigger blow than an individual result.
Max Bortenschlager stepped in after Hill went down and performed admirably given the circumstances. He threw for 132 yards and a touchdown, but couldn’t minimize his mistakes, throwing two interceptions.
The Terrapins have been snake-bitten when it comes to quarterback injuries in recent history, and losing the top two players at the position before the fifth week of the season is about as unlucky as you can get.