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Badgers give QB Bart Houston nod over Alex Hornibrook

Wisconsin will start fifth-year senior Bart Houston at quarterback in the Big Ten title game against Penn State on Saturday night.

Alex Hornibrook had been listed as questionable for the game all week due to a head injury, but coach Paul Chryst said earlier Saturday that he would be available.

Chryst used a two-quarterback system that featured Hornibrook and Houston over the final six games of the regular season.

Hornibrook was hurt in the first half against Minnesota on Nov. 26.

"Each day this week, he's progressed, so I think that he'll be available to play," Chryst said of Hornibrook.