AP - Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown will miss the entire 2012 season with a knee injury, a severe blow to a team that now must rely on two untested freshmen to run the offense.
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Brown, a redshirt junior, tore his right ACL during a non-contract practice session Tuesday night.
''We were running a two-minute drill. He broke through the pocket, was running downfield and went to make a cut,'' coach Randy Edsall said Wednesday. ''It's a cut he's made a thousand times. It just so happens this time his knee didn't hold up.''
Brown took over as the starter last year for Danny O'Brien, who transferred after the 2011 season. Brown led the Terps with five rushing touchdowns and ran for 647 yards.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder was supposed to be a key component in Maryland's bid to bounce back from a 2-10 season. But now, in Edsall's second year at the school, the Terrapins must rely on true freshmen Perry Hillis and Caleb Rowe to play quarterback.