Badgered by pressure, the Terps' offense cratered against Wisconsin.
Multiple players with limited experience stepped up in the Terps' win over the Hoosiers.
Terps' quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa left the game in the fourth quarter clutching his right knee.
Seven-hour summer training sessions prepared Branch to shift across the Terps' offensive line, becoming the team's staring center.
The Charlotte native will return home when the Terps play the 49ers Saturday.
Each of the Terps' starting linemen from a season ago are set to return in 2022.
Led by defensive lineman Sam Okuayinonu, who was selected to the third team, the Terps had five defenders and six offensive players garner honors.
Coach Mike Locksley has focused on building the program's foundation in his first year.
“I wouldn’t say it got easier, but I started to understand the football more."