A day later, it still sounds just as sweet

NOW THAT SOME TIME has gone by, it's time to look at what writers from around the region and around the country are saying about Oregon State's upset win over Wisconsin, who arrived in Corvallis as the No. 13 ranked team in the nation.

  • "Oregon State football is broken," a Pac-12-based colleague of mine declared not too long ago as we surveyed the disorder of our preseason predictions. Coach Mike Riley appears to have since reattached at least a couple of limbs to his program. -- Holly Anderson, Sports Illustrated

  • In a sense, the Beavers have a new offensive line. The win was the first game together for left tackle Michael Philipp, left guard Josh Andrews, center Isaac Seumalo, right guard Grant Enger and right tackle Colin Kelly. -- Kevin Hampton, Corvallis Gazette-Times

  • Well, that was unexpected. -- Lindsay Schnell, The Oregonian

  • Oregon State won't go 3-9 this year: Oregon State's 10-7 win over Wisconsin wasn't as close as the final score indicated. The Beavers, who lost 35-zip at Wisconsin last year, dominated statistically and were superior on both sides of the ball. If the Beavers are good enough to beat the 13th-ranked Badgers, you'd think they'll be good enough to earn a bowl berth. And maybe a pretty good one. – Ted Miller, ESPN

  • In my view, the replay official got the call wrong. According to the slow-motion replay it appeared Oregon State's Tyrequek Zimmerman touched the ball before UW kicker Kyle French. -- Jeff Potrykus, Journal Sentinel

  • Kicker Kyle French appeared to have recovered his own onside kick..Television replays were far from inconclusive, which is the opposite of what needs to happen in order for a play to be overturned, but it wasn't so much that blunder as all the ones made by the Wisconsin offense that cost the Badgers. – Kyle Crocker, BadgerNation.com

  • Before examining Oregon State's shocking 10-7 win over No. 13 Wisconsin, sophomore linebacker D.J. Welch would like to make one thing clear: That game was for Fred Thompson..."People doubted us from Day 1, but we had to come to play, we've got to do it for Fred," said Welch. "That's the main reason for this. Since he left us, all our attitude, all our hard work, it was for him." -- Lindsay Schnell, The Oregonian

  • "They were actually presenting what we had planned. We just didn't do a great job executing." -- Montee Ball, Wisconsin running back

  • For 21 consecutive games, Wisconsin star running back Montee Ball found his way into the end zone. Because of Oregon State's stifling defense, Ball's touchdown streak is over, along with Wisconsin's nonconference win streak and possibly Ball's Heisman Trophy hopes. -- Detroit Free Press

  • Riley didn't shy from putting some hype behind this intersectional matchup, calling it the biggest non-conference home game in school history. Instead of folding under that pressure, the Beavers responded with a stellar defensive effort that made up for missed chances by the Oregon State offense and quickly put the memories of an underachieving 2011 season in the past. -- Tim Booth, Associated Press

  • On Saturday, lowly Oregon State --last in the Pac-12 against the run last season--accomplished what no other team in the past 21 games has been able to do. It stopped the great Montee Ball cold. – Chris Huston, CBSSports.com

  • One week after giving a so-so performance in Matt Canada's debut as UW offensive coordinator, the 13th-ranked Badgers produced their most lackluster offensive performance in recent memory Saturday against Oregon State. -- Jeff Potrykus, Journal Sentinel

  • If the Badgers have proven anything over the last three seasons, it's that they can run the ball and score points on just about anybody, and especially on the likes of Oregon State. Obviously, 2012 is not the last three seasons. -- Matt Hinton, CBSSports.com

  • Wisconsin gets the early award for the most disappointing team of the season thus far. -- Sporting News

  • Last year at Camp Randall Stadium in Wisconsin, the Badgers drilled Oregon State 35-0. The teams went in different directions after that. Wisconsin went to the Rose Bowl. Oregon State staggered to a 3-9 season. This time, Oregon State held Wisconsin and its vaunted power running game to 35 yards rushing. -- Doug Binder, The Sports Xchange

  • Oregon State had some untimely penalties. They made errors. They missed some tackles. But the difference between last season and this season was that they overcame the mistakes... In only three hours, 17 minutes of elapsed time in Reser Stadium on Saturday Oregon State chased away last season as if it were a case of heartburn. -- John Canzano, The Oregonian

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