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Wisconsin surges late and QB questions emerge

This is not the right time for No. 9 Wisconsin to have questions at quarterback, not with Big Ten play starting next week.

But backup Alex Hornibrook may have put himself back into a competition with starter Bart Houston behind center after sparking the Badgers' sluggish offense on Saturday.

Hornibrook led three second-half scoring drives, helping Wisconsin avert an embarrassing upset with a 23-17 win on Saturday over Georgia State.

Hornibrook took over late in the third quarter with Wisconsin stuck in an offensive malaise. The freshman finished 8 of 12 for 122 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Penniston with 7:25 left to give the Badgers the lead for...