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QB battle heats up as Cardinal tops White

Spring practice officially ended Saturday and Dustin Sherer is the Badgers' No.1 quarterback... for now.

As the Cardinal thumped the White 56-20 Saturday in the annual Spring Game at Camp Randall, it was redshirt freshman quarterback Curt Phillips who stole the show, directing four touchdown drives in six possessions of running the No. 1 offense. He finished 10-of-16 with 122 yards and two touchdown passes. He also ran for a touchdown and finished with 36 yards on the ground.

Phillips entered the spring as the No. 2 quarterback behind Sherer and junior Scott Tolzien. While Tolzien had a solid spring, it's safe to say Phillips is the guy pushing Sherer for the No. 1 gig as we enter the summer.

Sherer ran three possessions Saturday with two finishing with touchdowns. However, he also threw an interception that was returned by linebacker Tony Megna for a touchdown.

Also notable from what I watched on the Webcast: The running backs looked good with Zach Brown rushing for over 100 yards on only 14 carries. ... Freshman RB Erik Smith showed off his speed on a 40 yard run. ... Nick Toon made some nice catches and Kyle Jefferson looked fast and healthy.

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