After starting quarterback Caleb Rowe limped through the first half with two interceptions against West Virginia and threw two more in the third quarter, Maryland head coach Randy Edsall made a change at the position.
Oklahoma State transfer Daxx Garman, who was the team’s third-string quarterback coming out of training camp, entered the game to lead the Maryland offense late in the third quarter.
By that point, Maryland was trailing, 38-0. Rowe finished 10-of-27 for 67 yards with no touchdowns and four interceptions.
Varying levels of West Virginia pressure appeared to severely rattle Rowe.
The frustration appeared palpable after certain incompletions, manifesting in back-and-forth chatter among teammates and arms thrown in the air by receivers in the first half.
After coming out of training camp as the third-stringer, Garman was elevated to the backup role once Rowe was given the starting job prior to the team’s Week 3 game against South Florida. Former starter Perry Hills then moved down the depth chart to third string.
Garman has experience against West Virginia, being that he was formerly in the Big 12 at Oklahoma State. Last season against the Mountaineers on Oct. 25, 2014, he completed 21-of-41 passes for 242 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in a 34-10 Cowboys loss to WVU.