It was a blink-and-you-missed-it occurrence, at least the first time it was used.
Maryland's version of the Wildcat was back Saturday, with wideout Tony Logan stuffed for no gain on two occasions.
Once was a second-and-12. The other was a third-and-3.
"Watching the tape back, we had a chance, especially the third-and-3, if Tony hits it up inside he might score," offensive coordinator James Franklin said. "That's something we'd like to do. It was a bigger part of what we were doing last week because it was kind of an emergency deal for us. "
The emergency, of course, was the absence of healthy quarterbacks. Jamarr Robinson (shoulder) was considered an option only in a desperate situation. C.J. Brown (collarbone) isn't expected back until November.
That left Logan, a high school quarterback, to take snaps under center for the first time in college as Maryland's change-of-pace option behind Danny O'Brien.
"That was great," Logan said. "In practice, you can't really make it how it is in a game. It was good being out there. We still have some stuff in and we have some great plays."
Whether Logan or a healthy Robinson fills that sort of role going forward is uncertain. Franklin, though, indicated such a package --- featuring an alternate quarterback --- will remain a possibility.
"I'd still like to use some quarterback runs," Franklin said. "We're not really in a position to do that with our depth, so that gives us the ability to do some of those things. Although the defense knows you're running, they still have to account for everybody. Now you get a chance to get a hat on a hat. How much we'll use it, I don't know. We'll see how it goes. It still is in the game plan."