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When Brown earned the nod last week, it marked the seventh time in eight years the Terps used multiple starting quarterbacks in a season. Despite some nerves, the knowledge he had soaked in helped him become the first Maryland quarterback since at least 1991 to throw for three touchdowns in his first start.

It was the payoff of preparing under the assumption he would play.

“I think he really embraced it and thought about what it means,” Clark Brown said. “It means you’re out there early. It means you’re out there late. It means when Danny’s running reps, you’re watching what the defense is doing and you’re engaged at a very high level so you’re ready when your time comes.”

NOTES: Linebacker Darin Drakeford, who has missed four of the past five games with an ankle injury, is not on the injury report and could start Saturday. Wide receiver Kevin Dorsey is listed as out, while linebackers Demetrius Hartsfield and Kenny Tate are doubtful. Defensive tackle Andre Monroe is questionable, and left guard Pete White is probable.