BYU, Utah, USU opponent watch: No. 13 Wisconsin falls to Oregon State 10-7
An 11-yard pass to Jacob Pedersen got the Badgers to the Beavers 11, but on second down O'Brien held the ball too long and was sacked from behind by Dylan Wynn, knocking the ball loose and defensive end Scott Crichton fell on it at the 21.
O'Brien led one final drive, hitting Pedersen on an 11-yard touchdown pass with 1:31 left that kept the Badgers from being shut out for the first time in 15 years.
The onside kick was executed by Wisconsin kicker Kyle French, who hit it with his left foot and was initially ruled to have recovered it at the Badgers 46. The play was reviewed and determined that French touched the ball before it went 10 yards giving possession to the Beavers.
"I was completely shocked it was overturned. I thought it hit one of their hands first," French said. "I thought they touched it first, but it's over with and there's nothing we can do about it now."
Mannion was efficient using short passes to make up for Oregon State's struggles running. Mannion completed 29 of 47 passes and four times in the first half led the Beavers inside the Wisconsin 35 only to come away with a 43-yard field goal from Trevor Romaine. Markus Wheaton had eight catches for 87 yards and Cooks had six for 80.
And Mannion got the experience of taking a knee as the final seconds ticked away and the orange-clad Beavers fans flooded the field.
"They played their hearts out today and I'm so proud of them," Riley said. "It's unbelievable. They just played like crazy to win that game."
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