Sep 5, 2015; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins quarterback Perry Hills (11) throws a pass against the Richmond Spiders at Byrd Stadium. Maryland won 50-21. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
No. 3 Perry Hills
It wasn’t the cleaniest debut for quarterback Perry Hills. Despite having multiple starts under his belt, Hills struggled early on and tossed an interception before even completing a pass to his own team. Even it was all said and done, the Pennsylvania native completed 12-of-21 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns. However, one of his touchdown passes came on a 23-yard shovel pass to wide receiver Levern Jacobs. Hills did manage to spread the ball around as he connected with eight different pass catchers in the rout.
Maybe it was just nerves that forced Hills to get off to a bad start against Richmond. The talent is definitely there. While he doesn’t have the strongest arm in the world, he is very capable of putting the football where it needs to be. Maryland’s offensive line did an admirable job protecting Hills throughout the game, so that’s definitely a positive if it was just nerves. Even when the play breaks down, Hills is very mobile and can move around in the pocket or even tuck the ball down and run. He’ll be facing a Bowling Green defense that was unloaded on by Tennessee. If Hills can’t have a good amount of success this week, it could be time for the Terps to consider a change.