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Quarterback Joel Stave out with ailing shoulder; Tanner McEvoy is clear starter for Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin's Tanner McEvoy throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Wisconsin's Tanner McEvoy throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this OCT. 13, 2013, file photo, Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave throws against Northwestern during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. The Badgers appear to have settled on dual-threat junior Tanner McEvoy as the starter, though coach Gary Andersen will not officially name one. Andersen has said both McEvoy and last year’s starter, Stave, will be ready no matter what. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

    FILE - In this OCT. 13, 2013, file photo, Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave throws against Northwestern during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. The Badgers appear to have settled on dual-threat junior Tanner McEvoy as the starter, though coach Gary Andersen will not officially name one. Andersen has said both McEvoy and last year’s starter, Stave, will be ready no matter what. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)  (The Associated Press)

Quarterback Joel Stave is out indefinitely with an injured right shoulder, leaving Tanner McEvoy as the unquestioned starter for No. 18 Wisconsin.

Coach Gary Andersen said Tuesday Stave needs to rest. He has been dealing with the injury for a couple of weeks, and there is no timetable for his return.

Stave was the starter in 2013, when Wisconsin finished 9-4. He had an inconsistent season and hurt his right shoulder in the Capital One Bowl in January. The injury limited Stave during spring drills, and he lost the starting job to McEvoy after a preseason competition.

In a season-opening loss last week to LSU, McEvoy ran for 40 yards, but was 8-of-24 passing for 50 yards and two interceptions.