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Wisconsin football: Quick hits from Friday’s scrimmage


With the quarterback competition in full swing at Friday’s practice, redshirt senior Bart Houston took a slight step ahead of redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook.

During the in-practice scrimmage, according to my unofficial stats, Houston went 18-27 for close to 200 yards and looked sharp while also playing loose. In contrast, Hornibrook went 15-25 for 143 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions.

While the senior quarterback had the better day today in my opinion, the competition is far from over. Hornibrook had the better practice on Wednesday, so the competition has taken many turns even in the last few days.

Freshman wideout A.J. Taylor and junior George Rushing both had close to 100 yards receiving and made some nice catches. Taylor did drop on pass that did lead to one of Hornibrook’s interceptions though.

“I think there’s some areas that…we’re making positive strides,” Paul Chryst said after the scrimmage. Chryst also admitted that the execution is not where the team needs it to be and there is plenty of work to get done with just four days left of fall camp.

Chryst will be looking for consistency from players who performed well at Friday’s practice. Consistency, especially from the quarterbacks, will be the key for the Badgers with only 15 days until the LSU game.

“At this point in camp, we’re finding guys that are showing us some good things and we got to see if they can do that consistently,” Chryst said.

No injury report was provided today.