Freshmen accounted for four of the seven touchdowns in Maryland's scrimmage yesterday in Byrd Stadium as Coach Bobby Ross and his staff looked closely at the newcomers and at the three experienced quarterbacks seeking to become top reserve behind Boomer Esiason.

Ross described the afternoon as "one of the best scrimmages we have had . . . I was very satisfied with the conditioning. There were a minimal amount of mistakes from the first two units. I am pleased with where we are are at this time."

Of the three backup quarterbacks, Barry Waseleski passed for two touchdowns, one to freshman tight end Ferrell Edmunds and one to tight end Chris Knight. Waseleski completed four of six passes for 44 yards in the scrimmage.

Stan Gelbaugh completed five of nine for 48 yards; Frank Reich was two of three for 14 yards and a touchdown. Esiason, starting the scrimmage, was six for eight for 51 yards.

Other freshmen scoring touchdowns were running back Alvin Blount, on a five-yard pass from Reich, and fullbacks Tommy Neal and Richard Shure, each on three-yard runs.

The other touchdowns were scored by running backs Dave D'Addio (one-yard run) and Rick Badanjek (two-yard run). Badanjek also had the day's longest run, 22 yards.

Jess Atkinson kicked field goals from 28 and 31 yards, and Ramon Parades kicked a 35-yarder.