Northwestern finished the season, and Mike Hankwitz’s career, with a big performance Friday!

Appearing in the New Year’s Day Citrus Bowl against Auburn, the Wildcats rolled to a 16-point win over the Tigers behind an MVP performance from quarterback Peyton Ramsey. That margin of victory also proves to be the biggest margin of victory over an SEC opponent in school history for the Wildcats.

The win also wrapped up the legendary 51-year career for Hankwitz who joined Northwestern as defensive coordinator in 2008. Finishing his career with the victory gives him a total of 400 for his career, marking an epic accomplishment for the veteran.

In his postgame press conference, head coach Pat Fitzgerald discussed the accomplishments of Hankwitz. Fitz even included that Hankwitz appeared in 580 games as a coach, the most for any head coach or assistant coach in college football history.

Here is what Fitzgerald had to say after the win: