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Here’s Maryland football coach DJ Durkin exlpaining what makes Lorenzo Harrison special

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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He wasn’t expected to be so good so soon, but true freshman running back Lorenzo Harrison is Maryland’s leading rusher halfway through the season. Harrison has 397 yards on 48 carries (for an 8.3 yards-per-carry average) and a team-high four touchdowns.

Here’s what DJ Durkin had to say about the DeMatha product at Tuesday’s media session:

Harrison only got five carries against Minnesota, although that total doesn’t count runs called back for holding. Expect to see more of him against Michigan State, whose run defense ranks 84th in the nation (per S&P+).

In other news

The status of both Perry Hills and Will Likely is still uncertain, but both are listed as starters on the depth chart.

With or without these two seniors, the Terps are trying to stay united, from Don Markus.

Levern Jacobs had 10 catches against Minnesota. Here’s Roman Stubbs on how he earned his starting spot back.

Three ex-Terps scored touchdowns within the first hour of Sunday’s afternoon NFL games. It was a good week for Maryland in the pros.

Maryland basketball is holding an open practice at 3:00 on Saturday before the football team plays Michigan State.