Badgers hope to kick-start offense vs. UTEP

Last chance to fix offense before Big Ten season

Published On: Sep 21 2012 06:42:44 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. -

At this point, Wisconsin can't afford to look past anybody.

And with one game left before the start of the Big Ten season, Saturday's game against UTEP at Camp Randall Stadium represents one last chance for Wisconsin to show it can get its sputtering offense going.

The Badgers (2-1) started the season with a narrow victory over FCS school Northern Iowa, a loss at Oregon State and another white-knuckle win over Utah State last week. Their typically dominant offensive line has been having trouble opening up holes for Montee Ball -- and now they have uncertainty at quarterback.

Transfer Danny O'Brien won the job in camp, but was replaced at halftime of last week's game by Joel Stave.