Maryland football’s quarterback woes continue, as the Terps have now lost their third quarterback this season.
Max Bortenschlager is out for the final quarter of Ohio State’s blowout of Maryland, after he was targeted on a slide. The Terps will now turn to North Carolina junior transfer Caleb Henderson to finish the game.
Bortenschlager will likely be placed in concussion protocol for the week, after he was visibly shaken on this hit. Buckeyes’ cornerback Damon Arnette was ejected for targeting after hitting Bortenschlager after he started his slide.
THIS is targeting. Bortenschlager just getting up and off the field. pic.twitter.com/Zi8g52hcEX— Lamar Johnson (@im_lamar) October 7, 2017
So the Terps turn to Henderson, who has never thrown a pass for Maryland until now. After leading the quarterback competition in the spring, Henderson broke his foot and has been sidelined since. Offensive coordinator Walt Bell confirmed that he would be available as a backup last week, but this is Henderson’s first game action as a Terp.
Henderson missed his first pass, but the game was well out of hand, at 55-7, by the time he came in. Maryland’s first three drives ended in punts after Henderson came in, before freshman Javon Leake managed a 20-yard score on the ground. Bortenschlager’s progress will be monitored and updated as more information becomes known.