Maryland QB Pigrome (torn ACL) out for season

Sep 5, 2017 - 6:21 PM Maryland's biggest victory in several seasons came with a high cost.

Terrapins coach D.J. Durkin announced at his Tuesday press conference that starting quarterback Tyrell Pigrome will miss the rest of the season because of a torn ACL.

Pigrome sustained the injury at the end of the third quarter in Maryland's wild 51-41 victory at then-No. 23 Texas on Saturday. The Terrapins had lost 17 consecutive games to ranked teams.

But the injury news didn't stop there.

Senior defensive end Jesse Aniebonam, who had 14 tackles for loss last season, including nine sacks, sustained a fractured ankle and was set for surgery Tuesday afternoon, Durkin said. That also appears to be a season-ending injury, although Durkin didn't completely close the door on a possible return.

Pigrome was 9-of-12 for 175 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception against Texas. He showed his athleticism, rushing 11 times for 64 yards and a score.

He was replaced by true freshman Kasim Hill, who pushed for the job in camp and will become the new starter. Hill completed all three of his pass attempts vs. the Longhorns.

Maryland hosts FCS school Towson on Saturday.

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