MADISON – A practice that combined all the basic Wisconsin summer weather patterns gave some challenges to the quarterbacks. Just like it has been through most of camp, the play was inconsistent.
Fifth year senior Bart Houston came out in rhythm early, going 2-for-6 in team drills with a 73-yard touchdown pass, a perfect 4-for-4 in 7-on-7 drills and 5-for-7 in modified third-down team drills, a number of which came in third-and-long situations that would have moved the chains.
Redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook started slow, going 3-for-6 on three sets of team drills, 1-for-3 in 7-on-7 work and was picked off by freshman cornerback Caesar WIlliams, but started finding better rhythm in third-down drills. He completed his first three passes and delivered a 68-yard pass to George Rushing, who was in one-on-one coverage against Nick Nelson.
After Hornibrook misfired on a pass that was picked off by safety Keelon Brookins, he finished his set 2-for-3 with a 64-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Rushing, courtesy of broken coverage.
With each quarterback splitting eight red-zone drills, Hornibrook went 6-for-8 with two touchdown passes while Houston went 1-for-8 with a touchdown pass.
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