Jan 1, 2013; Jacksonville FL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald is lifted in the air by lineman Brian Mulroe (72) as superback Dan Vitale (40) watches in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of their Gator Bowl game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at EverBank Field. The Northwestern Wildcats beat the Mississippi State Bulldogs 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports