Alex Hornibrook came in for Bart Houston on Saturday and provided the life Wisconsin needed. His game-winning touchdown pass saved the Badgers from falling to 35-point underdog Georgia State.

Now, the southpaw is getting rewarded for it.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus, Hornibrook will get his first career start on Saturday when Wisconsin takes on Michigan State. Potrykus reported that multiple sources confirmed the news that Paul Chryst was going with the redshirt freshman.

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Chryst wouldn’t declare a starter after Saturday’s game. He said that he went with Hornibrook because the Badgers needed something to get them going. Hornibrook did just that, and now he’ll take over just in time for Wisconsin’s gauntlet of a start to B1G play.

The No. 11 Badgers kick off the conference season at No. 8 Michigan State, at No. 4 Michigan, vs. No. 2 Ohio State, at Iowa and vs. No. 20 Nebraska. Wisconsin lost its last four games in East Lansing.

Hornibrook has 183 yards passing with two touchdowns and one interception in two career games.