Big Ten season halfway finished: How have the Badgers fared?

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Taner McEvoy leaps into the endzone following a long touchdown run against Maryland. Jim Oxley photograph

Biggest question mark

Anyone who’s even caught a quarter of a Wisconsin game this season knows exactly what the Badgers biggest question mark is heading into the final four games of the season: quarterback play.

It’s been the story of the season, Wisconsin hasn’t been able to find any consistency at quarterback.

Redshirt junior Tanner McEvoy got the season’s first start against LSU, but clearly struggled to throw the ball, a trend that would continue the remainder of the season.

Fellow redshirt junior Joel Stave first appeared in the Northwestern game, but has also struggled mightily this season.

Joel Stave lets loose a throw, a touchdown pass to Alex Erickson, against Maryland. Jim Oxley photograph

Combined, the two have led the Badgers to the 122nd-best passing game in the country with 1,172 yards this season.

Currently, Wisconsin is giving Stave the nod as the starter, but is sending McEvoy out for a few series each game to run the option and mix things up.

Wisconsin will need to become more consistent at quarterback if they hope to make a run at the Big Ten title.