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Hornibrook, Rushing shine in Badgers spring game

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MADISON, Wis. (WKOW) -- Junior George Rushing and redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook connected twice for long touchdowns to help the Cardinal team (offense) defeat the White team (defense), 28-22, in the Badgers annual spring game on Saturday.

The duo have a special bond stretching back to when Hornibrook enrolled early last season and it was on full display at Camp Randall Stadium. Hornibrook found Rushing for a 46-yard touchdown in the first half and a 43-yard touchdown in the second.

Hornibrook, who struggled with inconsistency during spring training, went 4-of-8 passing for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Rushing, whose had two frustrating seasons with the Badgers, led all receivers with two receptions for 89 yards and two touchdowns.

But now, the pieces are coming together as they enter summer, with Rushing making strides towards gaining the No. 3 spot at wide out and with Hornibrook closing in on the quarterback battle with senior Bart Houston. 

"He's been a guy that hasn't really had a big role for our team yet, " Hornibrook said of his teammate following their spring game victory, "But obviously you saw today he can make some plays. He's probably one of the most athletic guys on the field so, to get him running, get him in the offense and catching passes has been good."

Rushing added that he has a lot to offer to this team, regardless of where he falls on the depth chart.

" I want to be the best player I can possibly be, so whatever that is. Being a number 3, number 2, number 1. However I can contribute to the team. I feel like God make everything happen for a reason so you just gotta go out there and be the best you."

The Badgers open the 2016 season with LSU on September 3 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. 

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