Wisconsin Head Coach Bret Bielema thought week one's tight game against Northern Iowa would be a good lesson and a wake up call for the Badgers.
Clearly, it was a sign No. 13 Wisconsin was not up to par or ready for their first road game and non-conference test against Oregon State on Saturday.
The Badgers entered the game, winners of 33 consecutive regular season non-conference victories, but left Corvallis on the short end of a 10-7 game, in which they struggled mightily on both sides of the ball.
Wisconsin managed just 207 yards of total offense. Both Montee Ball and Danny O'Brien struggled to move the ball offensively. Ball carried the football 16 times for 61 yards. O'Brien was 20-38 passing for 172 yards, but did find the end zone late in the game.
Trailing 10-0 with 1:31 left to play, O'Brien found his tight end Jacob Pedersen in the middle of the end zone to cut the lead to 10-7.
After what appeared to be a successful onside kick recovery by the kicker Kyle French was overturned by the replay booth, Oregon State was able to run out the clock as the Badgers had no timeouts remaining.
Wisconsin falls to 1-1 on the season. The Badgers return home next Saturday to host Utah State.