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.

And though Edsall stuck with Rowe after last week's blowout at West Virginia, the fifth-year coach made it sound like Maryland will have a different quarterback under center when the Terps face No. 1 Ohio State on the road next weekend after Saturday's 28-0 loss to Michigan.


"I mean, I think you know we'll be making a change," Edsall said. "What direction we go, we'll wait to see what happens there."

After the game, Rowe said Edsall had yet to talk to him or Garman about the position moving forward.

Rowe was 8 of 27 for 47 yards and three interceptions. His longest pass was a 13-yarder to fullback Kenneth Goins Jr. (Gilman) in the flat. For the season, he has been intercepted a Football Bowl Subdivision-high 12 times, and in his last two games, he's 18 of 54 for 114 yards and seven interceptions. Rowe is throwing an interception every 7.58 pass attempts.

"At that position, you can't have the turnovers that you're having," Edsall said. "You've got to learn to be able to play another down. That's just something that we have to address and we will address."

"[The Michigan defense] really didn't do anything we didn't practice," Rowe said. "It's just a matter of execution."

Garman didn't fare much better. Maryland took a delay-of-game penalty before his first play, and after miscommunication on the next one, he carried up the middle for 3 yards on an option. Garman's first pass attempt was complete to running back Wes Brown for 22 yards, and it seemed the Terps would start to put something together. But Garman took a third-down sack and the drive ended with one of Maryland's 13 punts.

For the game, Garman was 2 of 9 for 29 yards. He took three sacks and was tentative in the pocket.

Edsall said the coaching staff will watch film and evaluate the position before naming a starter for the matchup at Ohio State.