Thursday’s Big Ten: Badgers will start redshirt freshman QB

Associated Press

Madison, Wis. — The secret is out at No. 11 Wisconsin: Alex Hornibrook will start at quarterback on Saturday against No. 8 Michigan State.

Coach Paul Chryst said Thursday that Hornibrook would take over behind center after Bart Houston started the first three games.

Chryst said he made the decision this week, though Thursday was the first time that he had talked about it publicly.

Hornibrook is a redshirt freshman in his second year in the Wisconsin program under second-year coach Chryst. Hornibrook, a left-handed quarterback, has showed poise and accuracy in limited time for the Badgers (3-0).

Hornibrook helped jump-start the offense in the second half last week in a 23-17 win over Georgia State. He relieved Houston midway through the third quarter and led three scoring drives.

Uncertainty remains at running back for Wisconsin.

Lead running back Corey Clement (left ankle) and backup Taiwan Deal (right ankle) are listed as questionable for Saturday’s game.

Clement missed last week’s game after getting hurt against Akron.

Indiana RB dismissed

Freshman Indiana running back Kiante Enis was kicked off the team less than 24 hours after being charged with two counts of felony child molestation for allegedly having an improper relationship with a child under 13.

Enis, who had originally committed to Michigan, faces up to 16 years in prison on each count and a fine of up to $10,000.