The Maryland Terrapins have ran out of quarterbacks and are now forced to play a freshman linebacker at the most important position in the sport.
Shawn Petty ran the wing T offense when he starred at Eleanor Roosevelt High School last fall, but was recruited to play linebacker for the Terps. After injuries to every quarterback on Maryland’s roster, Petty has resumed the role he once starred in while at Roosevelt.
In his first game as the starting quarterback Petty completed nine of his 18 passes for 115 yards, two of those passes went for touchdowns, but he also threw one interception and fumbled twice. Both of his touchdown went to fellow freshman wide receiver Stefon Diggs including a touchdown pass on the final play of the game.
Despite the efforts of these two freshman, the turnovers were just too much for them to overcome as they allowed Georgia Tech to pull away and were defeated by a final score of 33-13. In order help their quarterback the Terps defense will have to defend better against the run as they allowed 370 yards to the Yellow Jackets.
The next opponent for the Terps is 10th ranked Clemson a team with a potent offense that can beat their opponents through the air and on the ground.