Posted April 20, 2013 on AP on Fox
Sophomore quarterback Joel Stave threw for 161 yards and a touchdown as Wisconsin's defense beat the offense 61-47 in the team's spring scrimmage on Saturday. Fully recovered from a broken collarbone on Oct.27, Stave staked his claim for the open QB job for the reigning three-time Big Ten champions under first-year coach Gary Andersen, completing 11 of his first 13 passes before finishing 15 for 20. Utilizing a scoring system that awarded points for first downs, 10-yard running plays and 20-yard passing plays, Stave led the offense on a nine-play, 71-yard drive that tailback Melvin Gordon finished with an 11-yard scoring run on his first series. Stave also completed a 5-yard pass to fullback Derek Watt for the game's only passing touchdown in the second quarter. Linebackers Joe Schobert and Marcus Trotter had a team-high seven tackles.

Stave states case for QB job in spring game

MADISON, Wis. The countdown to Wisconsin's first football game of the 2013 season stands at 133 days. And if Saturday's spring game was any indication, it might just take all 133 days before the Badgers finally choose a starting quarterback. OK, perhaps we're talking too much hyperbole. Maybe it will only require 123 days. "I wouldn't be surprised," Badgers...

Youth shines, QB battle gets answers in Badgers spring game

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Video: Stave Post-Game

Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave talks about his performance in Saturday's spring game and more inside on BadgerNation and FOX Sports NEXT.

Sunday Morning Hangover: Badgers Spring Game provides more intrigue than answers

(Ed note: Welcome back to my weekly football feature called "Sunday Morning Hangover," where I take a fresh look at the game that was and give you reasons for what went down the day before.) If you were in search of major answers as to how the new look Badgers are going to look this upcoming season than the 2013 Wisconsin Spring Game was the wrong place for you to be...

Spring Game Week: Youth must answer call in Badgers secondary

We're just 24 hours or so away from the 2013 spring game and the first big chance to see the Gary Andersen's squad in action and all this week we've been breaking down the biggest storylines and the most important players to watch come Saturday. Today we wrap up "Spring Game Week" with perhaps the most intriguing position group not named QB for the Cardinal...

2013 Wisconsin Badgers Spring Game notes, nuggets and tidbits

For as crazy and unpredictable as the weather has been in the state of Wisconsin, Badgers fans should let out a huge sigh of relief for the sunny and relatively nice conditions for the 2013 Spring game. 12,050 dedicated fans came out to see the Cardinal squad (defense) edge out the White team (offense) by the score of 61-47. When looking past the completely obscure scoring system...
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