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Big running plays harder to find amid quarterback shuffle at Maryland this season

Big running plays harder to find amid quarterback shuffle at Maryland this season

Just as junior running back Ty Johnson is quick to credit the Maryland offensive line for many of his long touchdowns, he is also slow to blame the team’s revolving quarterback situation for his not being as productive this season as he was as a sophomore.

Still, it’s hard to deny the obvious.

Since opposing defenses became more familiar with sophomore quarterback Max Bortenschlager after Maryland’s first two quarterbacks, sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome and freshman Kasim Hill, suffered torn ACLs in the first three games, the running game has not been as explosive.

While Johnson and the other running backs have had some good games — most recently last week when they rushed...

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