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True freshman Max Bortenschlager starting at QB for Maryland football against Nebraska

This is surprising.

Max Bortenschlager

Perry Hills isn’t starting for Maryland football against Nebraska, and true freshman Max Bortenschlager will take his place, InsideMdSports is reporting.

The Washington Post’s Roman Stubbs confirmed that report.

This is an extremely unexpected development. Hills’ status was in question all week, but it seemed obvious that senior Caleb Rowe or Tyrrell Pigrome, another true freshman, would take his place.

Bortenschlager, a 6’2 player from Indianapolis, will become the fourth different quarterback to start for Maryland this season. His only previous appearance this season came in the Terps’ opener against Howard. He completed two of four passes against the FCS squad. He committed to Maryland less than a week before National Signing Day this year.

Tommy Armstrong, Nebraska’s starting quarterback, won’t be able to go on Saturday either. Senior backup Ryker Fyfe is taking his place.