You’d think Paul Chryst would’ve told Alex Hornibrook not to throw the football in Josh Jackson’s direction anymore. Or maybe you’d expect the Wisconsin quarterback would’ve learned his lesson the first time.
Instead, in the third quarter, Hornibrook fired a pass in the direction of the Iowa defensive back and, once again, Jackson grabbed the interception and returned it to the end zone for a Hawkeyes touchdown.
Though, to be totally fair, the pass was tipped by his intended target, so it wasn’t completely the quarterback’s fault.
That was Jackson’s second interception of the game, both of which were returned for touchdowns. In fact, at the time of the interception, Jackson had more catches (two) than any receiver wearing an Iowa jersey.
Pick, six, rinse, repeat. 😱
Josh Jackson’s last week has been pretty, pretty good. 👏 pic.twitter.com/9zvESKdrzU
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 11, 2017
Jackson now has seven interceptions on the season and five in the last two games, tallying three picks last week against Ohio State. He’s single-handedly keeping the Hawkeyes in the game against Wisconsin.
Maybe he should start lining up at receiver.
Will Hornibrook learn his lesson now? It’s probably not wise to keep throwing the football in Jackson’s direction.