Coach Mike Riley jokes that Oregon State has been in the longest training camp ever.
The Beavers, who started camp back on Aug. 6, didn't play their opener on Saturday against Nicholls State because Hurricane Isaac swept through the Colonels' Thibodaux, La., campus.
Officials from Oregon State and Nicholls State jointly decided last Wednesday night that it was in the best interests of the students to postpone the game, possibly until the first weekend in December.
The result is that Oregon State will finally open its season this Saturday at home against No. 13 Wisconsin.
It is the first time a Big Ten team has ventured to Corvallis since 1971, when the Beavers defeated Iowa 33-19.