COLLEGE PARK – Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown, a fifth-year senior off to the best start of his career, is doubtful for Saturday's game against Virginia after suffering a concussion last weekend on a jarring hit against Florida State.
Sophomore Caleb Rowe -- a promising passer who is less mobile than the speedy Brown -- is likely to start against the Cavaliers (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) at Byrd Stadium.
Maryland's injury report also contains bad news for the Terps about linebacker Matt Robinson (Atholton). Robinson, who has started every game and is tied for the team lead with 31 tackles, is out for Saturday's game with a shoulder injury.
Robinson, a redshirt junior and former safety, has missed large portions of the last two seasons with injuries. His place is expected to be taken Saturday by junior Alex Twine.
Wide receiver Nigel King (back) is listed as probable. But he lost his starting spot to redshirt freshman Malcolm Culmer, according to the latest depth chart.
Rowe performed capably in relief of Brown on Saturday but couldn't produce a score in a 63-0 loss to the Seminoles. It was the worst defeat in terms of point margin for Maryland (4-1, 0-1 ACC) in 20 years.
Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley said Rowe performed "OK" in the game.
"As I told him after the game, I thought Caleb came in and executed a lot better than what I would have expected," Locksley said.
For the season, Rowe is 14-for-24 (58.3 percent) for 163 yards with no touchdown passes and one interception. He started one game last season, a 20-17 loss at Boston College in which he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
The concussion is not expected to keep Brown sidelined for an extended period of time. The quarterback had no known history of concussions before the Florida State game.