Northwestern posts multiple school records in Citrus Bowl win over SEC foe Auburn
Northwestern wrapped up another strong year with an impressive dismantling of Auburn in the Citrus Bowl.
Offensively, Peyton Ramsey set the tone for the offense, much like he has all season long. The star quarterback threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns to go with 50 rushing yards and another score.
That big day by Ramsey allowed Northwestern to post 36 points, the second-highest total of the season for the Wildcats. On the other side of the ball, Mike Hankwitz’s defense limited Auburn to 19 points in the game.
According to Zach Pereles with ESPN Stats, that margin of victory is Northwestern’s largest against an SEC opponent in school history:
Northwestern’s 16-point win over Auburn today is its largest ever against an SEC school. #ILoveYouMikeHankwitz
— Zach Pereles (@zach_pereles) January 1, 2021
The Citrus Bowl victory also moved Northwestern to a four-game bowl winning streak. The Wildcats missed out on a bowl in 2019, but their current bowl winning streak goes back to the 2016 Pinstripe Bowl. Their last postseason loss came to Tennessee in the Outback Bowl after the 2015 season.
That four-game bowl winning streak is also the longest in school history, improving on what was already a school record three-game bowl winning streak. Considering the players that could potentially be back in 2021, Northwestern may wind up in a good position to make a run at another B1G West title.