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
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.