The Wisconsin football team (1-0) will play at Oregon State (0-0) Saturday afternoon. The Badgers won their season opener a week ago, beating Northern Iowa, 26-21 at Camp Randall Stadium. Running back Montee Ball had 32 carries for 129 yards and a touchdown, as the Badgers gained 387 total yards in the victory. Still, Ball wants to see improvement out of the Wisconsin offense…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/BALL1.mp3|titles=BALL1]
The Wisconsin defense gave up 306 yards and 21 second half points to a Northern Iowa team that plays in a lower division (FCS or 1AA). Badgers defensive lineman Beau Allen said it was an eye opening experience…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ALLEN1.mp3|titles=ALLEN1]
While Wisconsin played a game last week, the same can not be said for Oregon State. The Beavers opener with Nicholls State was postponed, as the Colonels were stuck in Louisiana due to Hurricane Isaac. That means that the Badgers and head coach Bret Bielema had no current tape to work off of…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/BIELEMA1.mp3|titles=BIELEMA1]
In 2011, Wisconsin beat Oregon State, 35-0. However, Coach Bielema knows that the Beavers are a more experienced team than they were last year…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/BIELEMA2.mp3|titles=BIELEMA2]
This is the first time since 1971 that a Big Ten team has played at Oregon State. Beavers head coach Mike Riley is expecting a great atmosphere at Reser Stadium…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/RILEY1.mp3|titles=RILEY1]
Saturday’s game between Wisconsin and Oregon State can be heard on 93.9 FM WDOR. Coverage begins at 1 PM. Kickoff is at 3 PM.
Wisconsin fell one spot in both the AP and Coaches Polls this week. The Badgers are ranked 13th in both. Oregon State is unranked.
Wisconsin is 2-0 all-time against Oregon State. The Badgers have won five straight against Pac-12 opponents, including a 9-7 win at Arizona in 2004 (UW’s last road game against a Pac-12 team).
Under head coach Bret Bielema, Wisconsin has won its last 25 regular season games against non-conference opponents.