Stocco and Williams finding a rhythm

Receiver Brandon Williams caught five passes for 62 yards Saturday night

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Through three games this season for the University of Wisconsin football team, junior quarterback John Stocco and senior receiver Brandon Williams appear to be creating quite the rapport with each other.

"I think just having played that much together, him and I and really working hard this summer and throughout camp we're starting to feel like we're on the same page," Stocco said. "I know where he's going to be and I know he's gong to make big plays for us so I just try to get him the ball."

During the Badgers' 14-5 win over North Carolina here Saturday night, Williams was the recipient of Stocco's first three completions, including a pair of double-digit completions on Wisconsin's second drive of the game.

Williams was also the only player other than junior tailback Brian Calhoun to gain any yardage on the Badgers' third drive of the game, when Calhoun scored on an eight-yard touchdown run to give UW the early 7-0 edge. Williams caught a 16-yard pass on the first play of that possession.

"I think we're coming along pretty well," Williams said. "When we look at game plans, we focus on who can be open more and it just happened that I was getting a lot of single coverages early in the game, so early on he came to me a lot. But that's just what you've got to do, take what the defense gives you."

Williams finished the game leading all Wisconsin receivers with five receptions for 62 yards. The senior also fielded three punts for another 30 yards.


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