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College notebook: Maryland to play freshman QB at BC

Maryland is down to its fourth-string quarterback, true freshman Caleb Rowe, for Saturday’s game at Boston College after Thursday’s announcement that sophomore Devin Burns will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.

Burns ran for a touchdown in last week’s loss to North Carolina State after replacing freshman Perry Hills, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the game. Hills was named the starter out of camp after junior C.J. Brown, the expected No. 1 quarterback, suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in August.

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Burns started camp as a wide receiver but switched positions after Brown’s injury.

Rowe played one series last Saturday, leading the Terrapins 61 yards in three plays to set up a potential game-winning field goal attempt that was missed.

The Terrapins also announced Thursday that wide receiver Marcus Leak will miss the rest of the season with a fractured toe. Leak has 23 catches for 393 yards, both totals ranking second on the team.

Mathieu arrested

Police in Baton Rouge, La., said they arrested four former LSU football players, including 2011 Heisman finalist Tyrann Mathieu, after finding them with marijuana at Mathieu’s apartment. Also arrested were Jordan Jefferson, Derrick Bryant, and Karnell Hatcher.

Mathieu, Jefferson, and Hatcher were booked on charges of marijuana possession. Bryant faces a charge of possession with intent to distribute.

Mathieu, a cornerback, was dismissed from the football team in August for failing a drug test.

Big night for Clemson

Tajh Boyd threw for a school-record 428 yards with five touchdown passes, Sammy Watkins added a school-record 202 yards receiving, and 14th-ranked Clemson routed Wake Forest, 42-13, Thursday night in Winston-Salem, N.C. Boyd was 27 of 38 and connected with Watkins for three plays of at least 50 yards, including a 61-yarder for a score. Watkins finished with eight catches. The Tigers (7-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored the first 35 points in their fourth consecutive victory over the Demon Deacons (4-4, 2-4).

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