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Kevin Dorsey stretched in front of and facing his teammates on a mid-November afternoon, just as the senior wide receiver and Maryland's captains did all season.
They lined up less than a half-hour before kickoff, 17 veteran Maryland football players who would soon play their final game at Byrd Stadium.
Caleb Rowe's first career start was alternately bumpy and slick, with one successful comeback and another rally cut short by an unwise decision.
Maryland's quarterback options were whittled further Thursday when the school announced sophomore Devin Burns suffered a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, leaving true freshman Caleb Rowe as the only remaining scholarship option.
C.J. Brown, Maryland's presumptive starting quarterback and one of its team captains, already had his chance to play in 2012 extinguished in the preseason.
Maryland is on to its third (and, arguably, fourth) quarterback since the start of preseason practice after Perry Hills' year-ending left knee injury.
Maryland is back in a familiar position: finding a new starting quarterback because of an incumbent's injury.
Maryland couldn't make it through the past five seasons without a midseason injury prompting a quarterback change.
Maryland lost its starting quarterback late in the first half Saturday. It lost its first conference game a bit later – but not before the Terrapins' most bizarre day of the season.
Maryland wide receiver Kevin Dorsey wanted to put the Terrapins' first loss of the season to rest as soon as he could Sunday morning.
Maryland coach Randy Edsall named freshman Perry Hills as the Terrapins' starting quarterback on Tuesday.
Devin Burns was a quarterback in high school. He played there for his first year at Maryland. And after a one-year stint at wide receiver, he's returned to his old position in an attempt to help out the short-handed Terrapins.
Although Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown will miss the 2012 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, there is some hope he will have a year of eligibility restored because he's missed nearly two entire years due to injury.
Randy Edsall inherited five scholarship quarterbacks when he was named Maryland's football coach in January.
"I warmed up enough to get the ball out there quick with some of the quick throws we had built into the scheme today," Burns said. "Just more working with the first team and I'll be ready."
"Everybody came up to me at halftime, said just take advantage of the opportunity, be ready to go," Burns said. "That settled me down some, so I was ready to go after that point."