North Carolina 27

(0-3, 0-1 away)

Wisconsin 38

(3-1, 2-1 home)

Coverage: ESPN

12:00 PM ET, September 20, 2003

Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI

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UNC 7 10 3 727
WIS 14 7 7 1038


MADISON, Wisconsin (Ticker) -- Brooker Stanley, filling in for an injured Anthony Davis, rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries as Wisconsin posted a 38-27 victory over North Carolina.

Stanley scored on runs of five, one and two yards as the Badgers (3-1) rebounded from last week's 23-5 loss to Nevada-Las Vegas. Davis did not dress after suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter against the Rebels.

Lee Evans caught five passes for 80 yards to become Wisconsin's all-time leader in career receptions. He increased his total to 134, breaking Al Toon's previous mark of 131.

Jim Sorgi completed 12-of-20 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns for the Badgers, who open Big Ten Conference play next week at Illinois.

North Carolina (0-3) stunned Wisconsin when Michael Waddell returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. But the Badgers took the lead for good, 21-14, on Sorgi's 44-yard TD pass to Evans with 12 minutes left in the first half.

Dan Orner's 25-yard field goal pulled the Tar Heels (0-3) within 21-17 at the intermission, but the Badgers answered on Stanley's five-yard TD run with 8:48 left in the third.

Swayne Smith added 75 yards on 15 carries for Wisconsin, which capped the scoring in the fourth quarter on Sorgi's 17-yard TD pass to Darrin Charles and Mike Allen's 20-yard field goal with 1:30 remaining.

Darian Durant completed 12-of-24 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown for North Carolina.

The Badgers improved to 20-2 in their last 22 non-conference home games. They are 30-5 at home against non-conference foes under current coach Barry Alvarez.