Tyrrell Pigrome was one of the big reasons that Maryland was able to race out to a first half lead in their 51-41 win over Texas this past Saturday.
On Tuesday, coach D.J. Durkin revealed that Pigrome torn his ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2017 season. In addition, Durkin said that “Buck” linebacker Jesse Aniebonam will miss several months with a fractured ankle.
Cornerback Antwaine Richardson is also day-to-day and currently in concussion protocol.
Pigrome turned in a very strong performance against the Longhorns. The sophomore quarterback completed 9-of-12 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 64 yards and another touchdown on the ground.
Despite throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown on Maryland’s first possession, Pigrome bounced back on the team’s third drive and rushed for a 25-yard touchdown that really ignited the Terrapins.
Now freshman Kasim Hill will start at quarterback against Towson this Saturday. Hill completed all three of his passes for 44 yards while also rushing for a three-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Maryland now has Max Bortenschlager and Ryan Brand behind Hill on the depth chart. North Carolina transfer Caleb Henderson is also in the fold, but his status is uncertain due to an ankle injury that was suffered during the offseason.
Aniebonam registered two tackles in Saturday’s win before exiting. Now the Terps will be without their sack leader from last season.
Melvin Keihn and Bryce Brand should get a lot more snaps as they’re next on the depth chart. Brand registered his first career sack during Saturday’s contest.