If Maryland is to finish its season with a win, it will have to do so without its leading tackler.
Minutes before kickoff between the Terrapins and Boston College, Baltimore Sun reporter Don Markus tweeted that Maryland linebacker Shane Cockerille was ruled ineligible for the Quick Lane Bowl.
Maryland starting linebacker Shane Cockerille ruled ineligible for Quick Lane Bowl vs. BC, per spokesman. Timing suggests academics.
— Don Markus (@sportsprof56) December 26, 2016
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound junior had 108 total tackles (52 solo), eight tackles for loss and three sacks during the regular season.