Quarterback Mike Tice, who is expected to replace graduating Tim O'Hare next season, separated his right shoulder yesterday in Maryland's Red-White intrasquad game that climaxed spring practice.
Tice was hit after handing off to Wayne Wingfield in the third quarter. He left the field with his pads and jersey off and was X-rayed late yesterday.
Dr. Dave Linehan examined the X-rays and told Coach Jerry Claiborne that he felt surgery would not be required. Claiborne said that team physician Stanford Lavine would review the results today and make the final decision.
Tice wasn't the only one hurt in the hard-hitting struggle, won by the Red team, 24-17. Sophomore tailback George Scott, idle last season because of a broken leg, bruised his ribs and left early in the second half after picking up 46 yards on nine carries for the Whites. Red linebacker Pat Zillman resprained an ankle.
"It was a good spring game with the exception of that three-minute span when we lost concentration," Claiborne said. Claiborne watched from the press box and his assistants ran the teams.
That span included three fumbles in six plays and an interception when Bob Milkovich overthrew a pass.
Milkovich atoned with the winning toss midway through the fourth quarter. a 31-yard run by freshman tailback Charlie Wysocki set up the Reds on the White nine-yard line. Milkovich hit split end Darryl Hayes in the end zone only to have an illegal-procedure penalty nullify the score. On the next play, Milkovich found Chris Havener open on a post pattern for a 14-yard touchdown.
Wysocki led all ball carriers with 96 yards on 18 carries, including a 25-yard jaunt, the afternoon's longest run. Jeff Rodenberger, No. 1 on the depth chart at fullback, added 25 yards on three attempts and caught for Tice passes for 32 yards.