Nothing comes easily for this Wisconsin football team, does it?
Just when it appears the Badgers have turned around their season for the better, a game like Saturday comes along and smacks them in the face. Wisconsin lost starting quarterback Joel Stave to an injury, and the offense couldn't recover in a 16-13 overtime loss to Michigan State at Camp Randall Stadium.
Wisconsin dropped to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in Big Ten play but still controls its destiny in the Leaders Division.
Handing out grades for Wisconsin's ninth game of the season:
Passing offense: C
It wasn't the worst game in the history of quarterbacking, but it certainly wasn't good from Wisconsin, either. When Badgers starting quarterback Joel Stave went down with an injury early in the third quarter, the team's offense reverted to its early-season form.
While Stave was in the game, Wisconsin gained 147 yards of total offense. After he left, the mark was just 43 yards.
Stave finished the game 9 of 11 for 127 yards w...