The Buckeyes front seven wreaked havoc on the Terps offense. Maryland quarterbacks completed just three passes and were sacked five times during the game.
Facing the top-ranked rushing defense in the country, the Maryland Terrapins excelled, putting up 262 yards on the ground in their 24-17 win over Minnesota.
Hill’s injury came late in the first quarter against the Knights when he scrambled to the right after being flushed out of the pocket.
If Moore and his fellow receivers are able to successfully get open early in the game, it should open up holes for the Terps explosive ground game to attack.
Now, rather than being viewed as a liability, the unit acts as the “‘tip of the spear’ for the Maryland offense.”
Although Maryland left Austin with a win Saturday evening, they lost both Tyrrell Pigrome and Jesse Aniebonam to injury, head coach DJ Durkin announced.
Pigrome used to rush through reads, but this season his teammates see a different, more confident player. Now, he takes the time to go through his reads before throwing a pass or making a play, D.J. Moore said.
Backing up Pigrome is true freshman Kasim Hill, who beat out sophomore Max Bortenschlager and UNC transfer Caleb Henderson.
Markquese Bell and Alex Woods will both be suspended and unable to practice for violating the athletic department code-of-conduct.
Returning sophomore Tyrell Pigrome and freshman Kasim Hill, both took snaps with the first-team offense during Saturday’s scrimmage and at Friday’s practice, which was open to the media.
Freshmen Mikayla Dayes and Hope Lewandowski flashed the potential to turn around what was a stormy 2016 season for Maryland women’s soccer.