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Maryland football will start QB Caleb Rowe vs. South Florida

Caleb Rowe replaces Perry Hills in Maryland's third game of the season.

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Redshirt junior Caleb Rowe will replace Perry Hills as Maryland's starting quarterback for this weekend's game against South Florida, according to the Terrapins' depth chart released on Monday. Transfer senior Daxx Garman is listed as Rowe's backup, with Hills off Maryland's two-deep altogether.

Hills, also a redshirt junior, struggled in his first two starts since his freshman season. He threw four touchdowns against two interceptions, but he completed only 53 percent of his passes and averaged 5.6 yards per attempt, more than two yards fewer than he averaged in six starts as a freshman.

Rowe has appeared in relief in each of Maryland's first two games, a win against Richmond and a loss to Bowling Green. He was 0 for 1 against Richmond and 1 for 3 – with two interceptions – in a last-ditch comeback try against Bowling Green. He was widely considered the favorite to be Maryland's opening game starter before Hills won the job.

Changes at receiver, on the offensive line

Maryland also made some adjustments to its receiving depth chart. True freshman D.J. Moore, who had his first career touchdown Saturday, will start ahead of junior Amba Etta-Tawo. After Malcolm Culmer dropped two passes against Bowling Green, Taivon Jacobs will start ahead of him.

On the offensive line, onetime four-star recruit Derwin Gray joins the two-deep as Michael Dunn's backup at left tackle, replacing Will McClain.