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C.J. Brown breaks Maryland football total touchdowns record

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The Terrapins' sixth-year quarterback set the record on an 8-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against Michigan.

C.J. Brown runs for a touchdown against Notre Dame in 2011. He's now the university's all-time total touchdowns leader.
C.J. Brown runs for a touchdown against Notre Dame in 2011. He's now the university's all-time total touchdowns leader.
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Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown set the school's all-time total touchdowns mark with an 8-yard touchdown run against Michigan on Saturday.

Brown's run was his 54th total score either on the ground or through the air, passing fellow quarterback Scott Milanovich for sole possession of the all-time mark. Milanovich played for the Terps from 1992 to 1995. Brown entered the day with 31 passing touchdowns and 22 rush scores.

Brown has had a long – and somewhat complicated – Maryland career. He came to College Park as a freshman in 2009, then redshirted under head coach Ralph Friedgen. He was a backup in 2010, then the starter for most of Randy Edsall's first year in 2011. A preseason ACL tear shelved Brown for all of 2012, before he returned to quarterback Maryland over each of the last two seasons.

This season has not been a good one for Brown. He entered Saturday as one of the least efficient passers in college football, and his touted running ability has suffered in tandem. His passer rating is 111.13, and he has thrown 9 interceptions to go with his 11 touchdowns.

Still, Brown has helped usher Maryland to bowl games in consecutive years. Since Brown returned from injury at the start of last season, the Terrapins are 13-10 – a far cry from the four games they won in absence in 2012, or their 2-10 season the year before that. He's now been responsible for more Maryland touchdowns than any other player.