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9/1/2011 UNLV 8:00 PM
9/10/2011 Oregon St. 12:00 PM
9/17/2011 at Northern Illinois 3:30 PM
9/24/2011 South Dakota (TBA)
10/1/2011 Nebraska 8:00 PM
10/15/2011 Indiana 12:00 PM
10/22/2011 at Michigan St. 8:00 PM
10/29/2011 at Ohio St. 8:00 PM
11/5/2011 Purdue (TBA)
11/12/2011 at Minnesota (TBA)
11/19/2011 at Illinois (TBA)
11/26/2011 Penn St. (TBA)
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Badgers hope new QB makes sudden impact
After guiding Wisconsin’s offense for the last two years, Johnny Unitas Award winner Scott Tolzien signed a free-agent contract with the San Diego Chargers.
Enter quarterback Russell Wilson, who transferred into Wisconsin in June after starting the last three years at North Carolina State.
Badger Nation can’t wait to see Wilson in action.. Neither can the Big Ten — though the 11 other teams are less than excited to see the Badgers get Wilson. Heck, even the race for the national championship might change course with W?ilson in a Wisconsin uniform.
Here’s why it’s such a big deal: Wisconsin finished spring ball with redshirt sophomore Jon Budmayr as the No. 1 quarterback with nothing but untested freshmen behind him. Budmayr, who didn’t exactly seize the job with an uneven showing in spring, has just 10 pass attempts on his resume anyway.
Enter Wilson. After piling up 8,545 passing yards and 76 touchdowns in three years as N.C. State’s starter, Wilson wore out his welcome in Raleigh, N.C., because he wanted to pursue a professional baseball career. Because he earned his degree at N.C. State and picked a different field of study at Wisconsin, he can play immediately.
Coach Bielema declined to speculate as to whether Wilson will play immediately, though it’s hard to imagine otherwise.