Big Ten Football Preview: Quarterback Rankings

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8. Wisconsin Badgers: Joel Stave, Senior

Jan 1, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Joel Stave (2) throws the ball against the Auburn Tigers during the second half in the 2015 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Auburn Tigers 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin Badgers will only go as far as Stave carries them this season. He has been a solid contributor for the Badgers in his first three seasons. During his career, Stave has completed 661 passes for 4,948 yards, 37 touchdowns, and 26 interceptions. Last year was a rough one for Stave and the rest of the passing offense, but they are looking to bounce back this season under their new coach. Stave threw more interceptions than touchdowns last season, so hopefully this coaching change can do him some good.

7. Michigan Wolverines: Jake Rudock, Senior

Rudock decided to transfer to Michigan for his last year of eligibility after he was beaten out for the job by C.J. Beathard. This was probably the best move he could’ve made for his career. Rudock now gets a fresh start and it will be under new Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh. Rudock had a pretty productive two years while at Iowa, throwing for 4,819 yards and 34 touchdowns, as opposed to just 18 touchdowns. Michigan fans should expect a solid season from their new starting quarterback.

6. Indiana Hoosiers: Nate Sudfeld, Senior

Sudfeld’s junior season came to a disappointing end after he suffered a shoulder injury. The Hoosiers are hoping that he is fully healed from that injury and he can regain his form. In 26 games at Indiana, Sudfeld has completed 346 passes for 4,306 yards, 34 touchdowns, and only 13 interceptions. Sudfeld has really good mechanics and can make all the tough throws.