Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown was knocked out of the game and his status remains unknown for the remainder of the game. Maryland trails Florida State 21-0 at the half of the ACC contest.
Brown was hit hard in the chest by Florida State defensive tackle Jacobbi McDaniel after unloading a pass under pressure. The hit to the chest left Brown on the ground for several minutes to be attended to by Maryland trainers. Maryland coach Randy Edsall did not appear pleased with the fact no penalty flag was thrown on the play. This was probably not a case of targeting, but unnecessary roughness or roughing the passer could be arguable on the play, although it would have been tough for McDaniel to let up quickly enough on the play. Brown would get up under his own power and leave for the locker room early. He was replaced by Caleb Rowe.
Florida State’s freshman quarterback, Jameis Winston, has thrown for 202 yards and a touchdown but the Florida State defense has shut down the Terps on offense. Maryland has just 131 yards at the half, with just 21 rushing yards to show for it. Maryland pulled some twists, such as a deep pass by Stefon Diggs for the end zone, but it did not result in anything.
Florida State looks to be on pace for the win here, but if Maryland can show some fight in the second half they may still have something to build on moving forward.
UPDATE (2:00 p.m. ET): ESPN reports Brown has been taken to get X-rays.