True Freshman Kasim Hill has taken over as Maryland’s starting quarterback. Terp fans first saw Hill in his debut at #23 Texas as Sophomore sensation, and fan favorite, Tyrell Pigrome tore his ACL. Pigrome threw for two touchdowns before leaving with his injury. He also chalked up 11 rushes for 64 yards and another TD. Then everyone got scared. Pigrome was helped off the field late in the third quarter and Kasim Hill was given his first shot at leading the Terrapin offense. He did not disappoint. The Freshman went 3-3 with 44 yards and helped lead the Terps to two important late game touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Maryland then knocked off the top 25 Longhorns, 51-41.
In Maryland’s second game, hosting Towson, the Terps dominated the game led by no other than the Freshman. Hill went 13-16 for 163 yards and two scores and also rushed 5 times for 41 yards. Everything was working for the Terrapins against Towson as Junior’s DJ Moore and Ty Johnson shined in the victory. Maryland knocked off Towson, 63-17 to improve to 2-0 on the young season.
The Terps will play UCF next Saturday at home in hopes to start off the season at 3-0.
Hill showed out strong in the practices and workouts before Pigrome was named the starting QB. Pigrome held the edge over Hill, not only as a Sophomore with an extra year of experience at the Division-1 level, but his run game was unmatched. Hill brings another asset to the team though in his ability to throw the football. With rising star Ty Johnson taking over as the Terps main back, Hill doesn’t have to scramble as much to get Maryland rolling for extra yards. He can sit back in the pocket, guarded by a solid front line, and take his time to find his main receivers, DJ Moore and Taivon Jacobs. Hill has shown the ability to be a consistent passer in his first two outings, throwing for a total of 16-19.
How would the Terps ever survive without their starting QB? The answer is true Freshman, Kasim Hill.