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Maryland will start third-string quarterback against Gophers

The Gophers on Saturday will face a Maryland team that will be down to its third-string quarterback.

Terrapins coach DJ Durkin announced Tuesday that freshman Kasim Hill suffered a torn ACL last week against Central Florida and will be lost for the season. Maryland's starter to open the season, sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome, tore an ACL against Texas and was lost for the season.

That leaves sophomore Max Bortenschlager as the top QB on Maryland's depth chart. Bortenschlager took over for Hill in the 38-10 loss to Central Florida. He went 15-for-26 for 132 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions, one that was returned for a TD.

Gophers at Purdue on Oct. 7 will be at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2

The Gophers' Oct. 7 game at Purdue will be a 2:30 p.m. (Central) start and will be broadcast on ESPN2, the Minnesota athletic department announced Monday.

The Gophers (3-0) will try to stretch their winning streak against the Boilermakers to five games. In its last visit to West Lafayette, Minnesota won 41-13 in 2015. The Gophers won 44-31 at TCF Bank Stadium last year.

Purdue (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) has been vastly improved this year under new coach Jeff Brohm. The Boilermakers pushed Louisville in the season opener before falling 35-28, beat Ohio U. 44-21, routed Missouri 34-2 in Columbia and lost 28-10 to Michigan on Saturday in a competitive game.

Coming off their bye week, the Gophers return to action at 11 a.m. Saturday against Maryland in their Big Ten opener at TCF Bank Stadium. The game will air on FS1.