The last time the Wiscsonsin Badgers posted a first-quarter touchdown was back on Nov. 21, which ironically was their only score of the game during their 17-7 loss to Northwestern.

The Badgers’ struggle in the opening stanza continued into their Duke’s Mayo Bowl appearance against Wake Forest, marking the fourth-straight game with a clean-sheet on their side of the first quarter.

The Demon Deacons struck first, scoring back-to-back touchdowns on consecutive series, opening with a nine-play, 65-yard trip into the end zone. Their second series lasted six plays and covered 71 yards, ending the first quarter with Wake Forest up 14-0.

Wisconsin got on the board in the second quarter on an 11-play, 75-yard drive, capped by a 1-yard blast into the end zone by Mason Stokke, with the help of linebacker John Chenal’s paving the way.

The stretch of 1st quarter droughts is Wisconsin’s longest run of scoreless openers since the turn of the century.