MADISON — It could be the Bart Houston show on Saturday in Indianapolis.
On their first injury report of the week released on Monday, the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers listed redshirt sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook as questionable for Saturday’s Big Ten championship game vs. Penn State with a head injury.
Hornibrook took a hit late in the second quarter in Wisconsin’s 31-17 win over Minnesota close to the Gophers’ sideline. His head hit the ground extremely hard and he did not return.
Houston finished the game 9-of-14 for 123 yards with zero interceptions, leading Wisconsin on all five of its scoring drives. If Hornibrook is ruled out, Houston will start for the first time since Week 3 against Georgia State.
This year, Hornibrook has completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,243 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Redshirt sophomore right tackle Jacob Maxwell was again listed as out with a shoulder injury. Redshirt freshman David Edwards would take over for yet another start, his sixth of the season.
Inside linebackers Chris Orr (right knee) and Jack Cichy (left shoulder), along with junior placekicker Rafael Gaglianone (back), are out for the season.