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Wilson is an all around top college football quarterback.
Wilson, a senior transfer from North Carolina State, has made an immediate impact for the Badgers. His noticeably seamless ease into the role of the new starting quarterback for Wisconsin has paid dividends.
Wisconsin is two Hail Mary plays away from being undefeated and playing for a BCS national championship.
Wilson’s numbers may not overwhelm, but his results do. Sporting a 10-2 record entering the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game, the Badgers have an opportunity to defend a last second loss to Michigan State.
And this time, the game is on a neutral field. Can Wilson lead Wisconsin back to the Rose Bowl for the second year in a row?
Wilson has two 300-yard passing games on the year and has thrown at least one touchdown in every game this season.
He has also rushed for five touchdowns.
He ranks 46th in the nation with 224 passing yards per game.
Other than Wilson’s ridiculous 192.9 quarterback rating, his most impressive stat may be the three interceptions he’s thrown in 260 pass attempts against a defense-first conference.
Wilson put up more passing yards at North Carolina State during his junior and sophomore campaigns—3,563 in 2010 and 3,027 in 2009.
The trade-off for passing yards has been fewer interceptions thrown, a better team record and the ability to rely on running back Montee Ball.
Ball is second in total rushing yards in college football with 1,622 yards and two games left to play.
Wilson’s statistics will not get him an invite to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, but his leadership and play for Wisconsin has been tremendous.
He leads FBS in quarterback rating, is fifth in completion percentage, and is second in yards per completions with an average of 10.4 yards per.
If more was asked of Wilson, one can only imagine how gaudy his numbers would be.