Wisconsin vs. Nebraska: Five Badgers to Watch

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Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Joel Stave looks to throw against Iowa. Jim Oxley photo

Which Joel Stave will we see on Saturday?

All of the players listed here can have a great game, and it might not matter if Joel Stave doesn’t play well. If Stave can’t lead the Badgers on touchdown-scoring drives, the Badgers won’t emerge from Lincoln with a victory. It’s as simple as that.

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Stave was off to a pretty good start this year, with seven touchdowns against two interceptions heading into the Iowa game. Then disaster struck, he found Iowa’s Desmond King for a pair of INTs, and fumbled twice more, once on Iowa’s goal line when he was stepped on by his own offensive lineman.

Badgers fans everywhere are hoping that game was a fluke.

As noted when I talked about Alex Erickson, this Nebraska defense is especially susceptible to the passing game. Stave needs to be on point on Saturday to keep that trend alive, and help Wisconsin keep the Freedom Trophy.

Next: Wisconsin-Nebraska: Freedom Trophy History

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