Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald reached a major milestone on Saturday, winning his 100th game with the Wildcats.

After their 43-3 win over Maryland, Fitzgerald was asked about the accomplishment and deferred credit to his past captains. He was prepared with a list of all his captains — appeared to be two full pages — and spoke with pride about where many of them have ended up in life.

“It’s about the players and it’s about their families,” Fitzgerald said. “I’m just so proud of those guys and I’m honored to be their coach.”

Fitzgerald also singled out the Wildcats’ staff and their families.

“So many people contributed to this,” he said.

Here’s his full response:

Fitzgerald is now 100-79 at Northwestern. He’s long been the winningest coach in program history — second on the list is Pappy Waldorf who went 49-45-7 from 1935-46. No other coach has more than 40 wins at Northwestern.

The Wildcats will look to secure win No. 101 for Fitzgerald next week at Iowa.