Wisconsin released its official depth chart for Saturday's game vs. Bowling Green, and while the changes weren't particularly notable, they are interesting nonetheless. Namely, Bart Houston is officially listed as the No. 2 quarterback behind Tanner McEvoy while Joel Stave continues to work through his shoulder issues.
Houston received some playing time vs. Western Illinois two weekends ago (Wisconsin is coming off a bye), completing his only pass attempt for 6 yards. He also rushed once for 4 yards. Last season, he also saw time in the season opener against UMass, completing his only pass attempt for 8 yards. The 6'4, 217-pound Dublin, California, native came to the Badgers as a highly touted quarterback, but has thus far been able to make a legitimate push for playing time behind McEvoy, Stave and, last year, Curt Phillips.
Elsewhere on the offense, Austin Ramesh officially slides into the No. 1 fullback spot while Derek Watt continues to nurse a foot injury. Watt's expected to return in November; until then, D.J. Spurling will man the backup spot behind Ramesh.
Defensively, Arthur Goldberg slides into the No. 1 nose guard spot while Warren Herring continues to recover from right knee surgery. Herring's expected to return in October. Behind Goldberg, freshman Conor Sheehy gets the backup nod.
At linebacker, the starters remain the same but interesting changes have been implemented on the second team. Leon Jacobs moves to No. 2 outside linebacker from No. 2 inside linebacker, taking the spot previously occupied by Jack Cichy. Freshman inside linebacker D'Cota Dixon also earns a promotion to No. 2 inside linebacker. Head coach Gary Andersen said in his weekly press conference Monday that the changes are due mainly to the linebackers' versatility, which has become an impressive strength of the Badgers' defense.
In the secondary, freshman Derrick Tindal gets the second-team cornerback nod behind Darius Hillary. Dare Ogunbowale has moved to running back from cornerback to help with depth there; he's pretty much the No. 3 tailback behind Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement, though it remains to be seen if he'll actually see the field.
|WISCONSIN DEPTH CHART — GAME 3 VS. BOWLING GREEN|
|QB||5 Tanner McEvoy (Jr.)||13 Bart Houston (So.)|
|RB||25 Melvin Gordon (Jr.)||6 Corey Clement (So.)|
|FB||20 Austin Ramesh (Fr.)||36 D.J. Spurling (Fr.)|
|WR||86 Alex Erickson (So.)||9 Jordan Fredrick (Jr.)|
|WR||3 Kenzel Doe (Sr.)||12 Natrell Jamerson (Fr.)|
|WR||16 Reggie Love (So.)||17 George Rushing (Fr.)|
|TE||49 Sam Arneson (Sr.)||48 Troy Fumagalli (Fr.)|
|TE||46 Austin Traylor (Jr.)||44 Eric Steffes (So.)|
|LT||61 Tyler Marz (Jr.)||62 Walker Williams (So.)|
|LG||73 Dallas Lewallen (Sr.)||71 Ray Ball (Jr.)|
|C||70 Dan Voltz (So.)||63 Michael Deiter (Fr.)|
|RG||54 Kyle Costigan (Sr.)||55 Trent Denlinger (So.)|
|RT||78 Rob Havenstein (Sr.)||74 Hayden Biegel (Fr.)|
|DE||34 Chikwe Obasih (Fr.)||6 Alec James (Fr.)|
|NG||95 Arthur Goldberg (So.)||94 Conor Sheehy (Fr.)|
|DE||91 Konrad Zagzebski (Sr.)||93 Jake Keefer (Jr.)|
|OLB||58 Joe Schobert (Jr.)||32 Leon Jacobs (So.)|
|ILB||59 Marcus Trotter (Sr.)||14 D’Cota Dixon (Fr.)|
|ILB||30 Derek Landisch (Sr.)||43 Michael Trotter (Sr.)|
|OLB||47 Vince Biegel (So.)||41 Jesse Hayes (Jr.)|
|CB||8 Sojourn Shelton (So.)||4 Devin Gaulden (Jr.)|
|SS||7 Michael Caputo (Jr.)||21 Peniel Jean (Sr.)|
|FS||31 Lubern Figaro (Fr.)||19 Leo Musso (So.)|
|CB||5 Darius Hillary (Jr.)||25 Derrick Tindal (Fr.)|
|P||90 Drew Meyer (Jr.)||38 P.J. Rosowski (Fr.)|
|FG||10 Rafael Gaglianone (Fr.)||97 Jack Russell (Jr.)|
|KO||37 Andrew Endicott (So.)||10 Rafael Gaglianone (Fr.)|
|LS - P||56 James McGuire (Sr.)||60 Connor Udelhoven (So.)|
|LS - FG||60 Connor Udelhoven (So.)||56 James McGuire (Sr.)|
|H||90 Drew Meyer (Jr.)||56 James McGuire (Sr.)|
|PR||3 Kenzel Doe (Sr.)||86 Alex Erickson (So.)|
|KR||3 Kenzel Doe (Sr.)||6 Corey Clement (So.)|