'Calm And Relaxed' Max Bortenschlager Settling In As Terps' Quarterback


By Luke Jackson, PressBox

Late in the fourth quarter at Minnesota Sept. 30, Maryland sophomore quarterback Max Bortenschlager faced a crucial third-and-4 from the Gophers' 45-yard line with the score tied at 24. If the Terps didn't convert, they'd have to punt, and the best they could've hoped for probably would've been overtime.

Bortenschlager hit junior receiver D.J. Moore along the sideline for a 6-yard gain, and junior running back Ty Johnson won the game two plays later with a 34-yard touchdown run.

It was the same throw Bortenschlager missed on the Terps' previous drive, when Maryland encountered a third-and-6 from Minnesota's 41. With Maryland holding a 24-17 lead and trying to put the game away in the middle of the fourth quarter, Bortenschlager's pass to the sideline sailed high and out of the reach of Moore. The Terps punted, and the Gophers tied the game on their next drive.


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