Madison, WI, United States (4E Sports) – Wisconsin could play the rest of the season without quarterback Joel Stave, out indefinitely with a sore throwing shoulder, according to a source.
The school earlier announced that Stave will be sidelined indefinitely.
However, a source close to the team said Stave — who is 13-6 as a starter for the Badgers — could miss the rest of the season.
With Stave out, junior Tanner McEvoy will continue as the 14th-ranked Badgers’ No. 1 option while redshirt sophomore Bart Houston has been elevated to the backup spot.
McEvoy struggled in the 28-24 loss to NO. 13 LSU. He finished 8-of-24 for 50 yards and two interceptions, including one that set up LSU’s winning score.
McEvoy did run six times for 40 yards. His running ability was thought to be a major reason he won the job over Stave, the incumbent.
Stave, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound native of Greenfield, Wisconsin, has thrown for 3,598 yards and 28 touchdowns (16 interceptions) in his career.
The Badgers’ host Western Illinois, Bowling Green and South Florida before jumping into Big Ten play on Oct. 4 at Northwestern.