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Chryst showcases his players in Wisconsin's spring game

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MADISON (AP) -

Perhaps the best way to measure how firmly Joel Stave has taken control of the quarterback reins at Wisconsin is to underscore how little he needed to display at Saturday's spring game.

The fifth-year senior led the Badgers' starting offense to a touchdown on his only series of the day before ceding the field to a host of underclassmen vying for the backup role.

Stave completed both passes he attempted -- a 38-yard, double-clutch sideline heave to his favorite target Alex Erickson and a 17-yard back-shoulder strike to emerging threat Rob Wheelwright on third down for the first score of the day.

It was a banner day for the starters in a 35-7 victory for first-year coach Paul Chryst, before an announced crowd of 9,630.

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