MADISON, Wisc. (WBAY) Badgers starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook has been anything but consistent this year. Earlier in this season, he broke a school record for completions. Saturday, he threw his 13th pick of the year. You hear a lot about the Hornibrook lows, but you often don’t hear enough about his best quality. He's got and incredible short term memory that allows him to make big plays in big moments.
“I think Alex does a really good job of being in the moment,” Badgers Head Coach Paul Chryst said. “That was a heck of a play that Bush made on that, and certainly knew that we were going to have to get some things down the field. You know I thought Alex just stayed in the moment. He gave them, you know those next couple drives, he gave guys a chance to make plays.”
“I’m not sure, I think you guys get more stressed out about them [interceptions] than I do,” Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook said. “Just figure out what went wrong, figure out how to fix it, and not even think about it anymore. I guess it's a pretty big deal, but we kind of fight back through it, and sometimes adversity makes us even play harder and better so we were able to do that today [Saturday].”
“Same story all year,” Badgers tight end Troy Fumagalli said. “You know, things don't go his way early, and then he finds a way, and you know, credit to him and believing in us, and we’re believing in him. That's not easy to do, and the fact that he came back and made those plays you know, makes a huge difference in the game.
The Badgers are on an 11-game win streak, and Hornibrook is on a streak of his own. He's now thrown an interception in 8-straight games, and it’s a streak he hopes to snap next week against Minnesota.