Wisconsin has struggled in the red zone this year, and Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz had yet to throw for a touchdown entering Saturday’s game with Notre Dame at Soldier Field in Chicago.

But finally in the third quarter against the Irish, Mertz hit wide receiver Kendric Pryor on an 8-yard slant to find the endzone. After the extra point, the game was tied at 10.

Heading into Saturday’s game with the Irish, the Badgers had converted on just 5-of-10 chances in the red zone, with just four touchdowns. The rating stood as the worst in the B1G. While Wisconsin had shown the ability to move the ball between the 20’s, and Mertz was solid hitting his receivers, but the red zone continually caused problems.