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Phillips, Stave Stand Out

MADISON, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Curt Phillips and Joel Stave stood out at quarterback yesterday, when the Wisconsin football team held its first full-scale scrimmage.

Phillips, the sixth-year senior, opened the afternoon with the Number-One offense. He appeared to be throwing faster than a year ago, and threw a touchdown for one of his five passes.

Stave, who has recovered from a broken collarbone last season, also looked solid – although he was sacked three times. He also threw a scoring pass among seven completions.

Junior college transfer Tanner McEvoy lost a fumble, and completed two passes with a touchdown during a red-zone drill. Coach Gary Andersen said he would give McEvoy another chance to quote, “come into his own” at another full scrimmage next Monday.

After that, he expects separation among the quarterback candidates. The Badgers are gearing up for their season opener 18 days from now against Massachusetts.