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Tracking the Terps

Tracking the Terps News and notes on Maryland football, basketball and other sports
Randy Edsall benches Caleb Rowe in second straight Maryland loss

For the second straight week, starting quarterback Caleb Rowe was turning the ball over too many times for coach Randy Edsall. So in the third quarter of a big loss, Edsall once again pulled the redshirt junior in favor for backup Daxx Garman.

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Terps lose OLB Jefferson Ashiru, DT David Shaw for season

Maryland outside linebacker Jefferson Ashiru and defensive tackle David Shaw will miss the rest of the season with injuries, coach Randy Edsall announced after the game.

Ashiru suffered a right ankle injury early in the second quarter and was helped off the field. Shaw was hurt against West Virginia.

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Quinton Jefferson grabs first career pick in Terps loss

Maryland forced three Michigan turnovers in its loss, and one of those was an interception by perhaps the most unexpected player on the field.

Early in the third quarter, defensive end Roman Braglio forced Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock to roll to his right and throw back across his body toward fullback Sione Houma in the middle of the defense near the line of scrimmage.

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DT David Shaw out for Maryland-Michigan

Maryland’s defensive front will take a hit Saturday when it faces Michigan’s bruising rushing attack, one of the top-ranked units in the Big Ten Conference.

Sophomore defensive tackle David Shaw is out with an elbow injury, which thins out the Terps’ defensive tackle rotation.

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Terps offer Mount Saint Joseph sophomore forward Jalen Smith

Mount Saint Joseph sophomore Jalen Smith, a five-star forward prospect, received a scholarship offer Saturday from Maryland.

“Honored to say the University of Maryland has offered me today. #NoPlaceLikeHome. Fear the Turtle. Go Terps!” he wrote on Twitter.

ESPN rated the 6-foot-8 Smith the No. 17 overall recruit in the Class of 2018.

Read more Evaluating Terps recruiting after Wenyen Gabriel's commitment to Kentucky

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Five-star forward Wenyen Gabriel, a longtime top Maryland target, committed to Kentucky over the Terps on Thursday.

ESPN's Adam Finkelstein broke the news.

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