COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland senior quarterback Caleb Rowe is going through the school’s concussion protocol after suffering a head injury in the team’s 47-28 loss to Indiana on Saturday in College Park.
Head coach Mike Locksley said Rowe was injured sometime around the "middle to the end of the second quarter."
When reviewing game film, he appeared to be injured around the 2:58 mark of the second quarter when he ran out of the pocket to the right side of the field and dove forward. Indiana defensive back Will Dawkins made contact with Rowe’s head and the Maryland senior rose to his feet and left the game under his own power in the direction of the sideline where he was examined by medical staff.
Backup quarterback Shane Cockerille entered the game for three plays before Rowe re-entered for the next six. Maryland would turn the ball over on downs on that drive, the team's final offensive possession of the half. After halftime, Rowe did not come back into the game.
When asked after the loss, head coach Mike Locksley said that he was informed at halftime that the senior had been ruled out but that he was unaware of the exact play on which Rowe was injured.
“I do know that our athletic administration has protocol for concussions. I know the Big Ten has a spotter upstairs that is involved,” Locksley said.
“I don’t know when it happened. I haven’t had an opportunity. I just recall them telling me going into halftime that he was out. I know that he came out for a play, but obviously the medical people and the spotters and all those people that are involved follow the protocol that we have in place and that’s how we played the game.”
Rowe’s status for Saturday’s season finale against Rutgers is unclear.