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Perry Hills starts at quarterback for Maryland football vs. Ohio State

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The Terps make a change under center.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland redshirt junior quarterback Perry Hills will start Saturday's game against Ohio State, a team spokesman confirmed. ESPN's Brett McMurphy first reported the news.

Hills replaces fellow redshirt junior Caleb Rowe, who had in turn replaced Hills after the former started the season's first two games under center.

Rowe went 1-2 as the starter, and he leads FBS with 12 interceptions thrown and a career-worst 71.6 passer rating. Hills, across action in Maryland's games against Richmond and Bowling Green, completed 27 of 51 passes for 306 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Hills's starts were his first since he led Maryland in the first six games of the 2012 season, when Hills and Rowe were both true freshman.

Maryland listed Hills, Rowe and senior Daxx Garman as co-starters on its depth chart leading up to Saturday's game. Garman has appeared in relief in back-to-back weeks, but he's struggled, too. Maryland has allowed him to be sacked on one in four drop-backs, and he is 6 of 18 with a touchdown and an interception.