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UW's QB Battle

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Madison (WQOW) -- A good quarterback competition is underway at Wisconsin spring football practice.

The two guys at the top of the depth chart are senior Curt Phillips and sophomore Joel Stave.

Those two took the majority of the snaps in last Saturday's scrimmage.  Stave completed four of six attempts and tossed a pair of TD passes.  Phillips was also sharp, completing four of five passes and leading two scoring drives.

There's still a long way to go in this competition.  Stave knows he needs to continue to improve if he wants to win the starting job this fall, but he's feeling good physically, after breaking a collarbone last season, and he welcomes the opportunity to compete.

"Competition makes everyone better," Stave says,  "when you see someone out there making plays and throws you kind of put pressure on yourself to do the same thing. You don't ever want to fall behind. Really you always want to compete with yourself. If you mess up you've got to get better and learn from your mistakes. I'm just excited with the opportunity that I have and I want to make the best of all the reps that I do get, yeah."

The Badgers have an open practice on Monday.  Wisconsin's spring game is Saturday, April 20, at Camp Randall Stadium. 

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