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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- After struggling all of last season, Oregon State's defense appears to have righted itself.

The Beavers made a season-opening statement with a 10-7 victory over then-No. 13 Wisconsin last weekend -- holding last year's Big Ten champions scoreless until the final minutes.

Oregon State shut down the Badgers' fearsome running back, Montee Ball, a Heisman finalist last season, holding him to 61 uneventful yards.

Overall, the Beavers held Wisconsin to 35 yards rushing and 207 yards of total offense.

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