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No. 12 Notre Dame scored a key second-quarter touchdown against No. 18 Wisconsin on Saturday, and the decision could have gone either way.

Irish quarterback fighter Jack Coan dropped a beautiful pass into the hands of Kevin Austin Jr. with 4:48 left at the half. Austin caught the ball and appeared to fight for possession with a Wisconsin defensive back when he landed in the end zone.

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The sideline referee called it a touchdown. Replays showed that there might have been some rebounding from the ball when Austin landed with it in the end zone.

However, the referees confirmed the call in the field, which generated some debate on Twitter.

The scoreboard put Notre Dame up 10-3 and the Fighting Irish held the lead at halftime.

Coan was 14 of 25 with 152 passing yards and a touchdown against a tough Wisconsin defense. The team entered halftime with -2 rushing yards. Austin led with three receptions for 49 yards.

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Wisconsin struggled a bit to get things going despite a solid first momentum of the game. Graham Mertz was 5 of 13 with 71 yards and an interception at half. The team added 17 rushing yards and Clay Cundiff had a catch for 43 yards, the longest offensive play for the Badgers at the time.


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