CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Beavers could use all the help they can get against No. 13 Wisconsin on Saturday, that includes game film, which they typically get from the opponent.
But after the Badgers beat Northern Iowa this past weekend, head coach Bret Bielema refused to exchange video with Oregon State.
Since the Beavers didn't play (Nicholls State game was postponed due to Tropical Storm Isaac), they had nothing to give Wisconsin, leaving Bielema feeling empty handed.
"I respect Brett's decision," said Mike Riley. "I think that's fine. I wish we would have played so we could have given them some film. I would have rather have played the game. Then we wouldn't be talking about this."
But Riley said he found another way to get his hands on some Badgers video, but he didn't mention where he got it from.
Last season, Wisconsin beat Oregon State 35-0 at Camp Randall Stadium as the Badgers compiled 208 rushing yards.
"If I were to compare them to somebody it would be Stanford," said Riley. "What they do, what they play with. There style is most like that (Stanford)."
Defensive coordinator Mark Banker likes to use a different analogy to describe Wisconsin's physical nature.
"We got to be ready to go out to the I-5 corridor with Mack Trucks coming down it at 75 miles per hour and be able to run through that thing and wrap it up," said Banker.
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