Quarterback Bart Houston’s long wait is over. Houston will start his first game at quarterback for the Wisconsin Badgers today, when they square off against the LSU Tigers in their season opener at Lambeau Field (2:30 p.m.).
Houston, who was named after former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr, will take to the field where Starr became famous.
Houston beat out red shirt freshman Alex Hornibrook in a close battle for the job. Now he begins his quest to see if he can lead Badgers to an upset in today’s opener. Wisconsin enters the game double digit underdogs (10 1/2 pts.).
But Wisconsin certainly doesn’t want to put everything on the back of Houston. To have a chance to beat the Tigers, the Badgers will have to run the football effectively, which then opens up play action. And on defense, Wisconsin will have to effectively handle LSU tailback Leonard Fournette, who many believe is the best back in all of college football. [Read more…]