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USF Football Will Face A New Wisconsin QB in Week One After Starter Alex Hornibrook Leaves Team

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USF catches another break during the first month of the 2019 season.

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USF may caught another early-season break today after it was announced that Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook left the team.

The redshirt senior had played in 35 games (32 starts) for the Badgers, including being named the 2017 Orange Bowl MVP after throwing for 258 yards and four touchdowns against the Miami Hurricanes capping a terrific season for the then-sophomore (2,644 yards, 25 TD, 11 INT, 62% completions)

He had a down year in 2018 throwing for just over 1,500 yards with a 13/11 TD/INT ratio. Hornibrook, despite his sub-par 2018, he finishes tied for third all-time in touchdowns at Wisconsin (47), and his 26-6 record as a starter (20-4 Big Ten games) is first all-time in school history.

USF’s first month of the season looks to be a bit more manageable than it did just a day ago.

Week One: Wisconsin- New QB, replacing multiple offensive linemen, although the latter doesn’t matter as much because it’s Wisconsin. They breed them big up there.

Week Two: At Georgia Tech-Entirely new system. There Will Be Growing Pains.

Week Three: FCS South Carolina State.

Week Four: SMU- New QB.

Week Five: At UConn- New QB. Also, it’s UConn.