Overview: In the College Football Playoff national championship game, Wolverine defeated the Washington Huskies 34–13 at the CFP championship game at NRG Stadium. HOUSTON to earn their first championship since 1997, proving that no team has it better than Wolverine.
Michigan Vs Washington Highlight
In the Michigan Vs Washington game at NRG Stadium in Houston, the Wolverine took an early lead and never looked back, winning its 12th national championship in program history.
The squad led by Michael Penix Jr. had the best passing offense in the nation coming into the game, and the Wolverine defense held strong. Washington was averaging 37.6 points per game going into Monday, but they were kept to a season-low total of points, and Penix and company were never able to come back from a deficit. For most of the game, Washington was in the lead, but in the fourth quarter, the Wolverines pulled away.
Storylines Before Michigan Vs Washington
Michigan: After falling short in College Football Playoff semifinal matchups to TCU and Georgia each of the past two seasons, For Wolverines, the third time was the charm. On New Year's Day in the Rose Bowl semifinal, New Year's Day, Michigan defeated No. 4 Alabama in overtime in the Rose Bowl quarterfinal, After a season full of ups and downs, including accusations of sign-stealing that led to coach Jim Harbaugh's suspension for the team's final three regular-season games, Michigan is now just four quarters away from college football greatness.
A violent style of football, known as "bully ball," has preserved Wolverine's reputation throughout the entire season. In the Rose Bowl, it was evident as Wolverine's defense outplayed Alabama at the line of scrimmage, sacked quarterback Jalen Milroe of the Crimson Tide five times in the first half alone (six times overall in the victory). After missing the CFP the previous year due to an injury, running back Blake Corum had an offensive impact by scoring two touchdowns in the triumph over Alabama, including the game-winning touchdown in overtime. Wolverines's opponent on Monday is an offense-focused Washington team that plays a lot more sophisticated kind of football.
Washington: The offense is the offense. That's all there is to know about the Huskies, who have some of the most potent players on that side of the ball. At the very least. All season long, quarterback Michael Penix Jr. has wowed fans by leading a devastating passing attack that has elite targets on the receiving end, such as Rome Odunze, Ja'Lynn Polk, and Jalen McMillan. Penix put on a show against Texas in the Sugar Bowl semifinal, passing for 430 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-31 Huskies victory, following his performance as the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. His season totals now stand at 4,648 yards and 35 throwing touchdowns
Why has Penix been able to achieve such success? The Joe Moore Award goes to Washington's offensive line, which deserves recognition for protecting Penix over and beyond the call of duty. Dillon Johnson, a Mississippi State transfer running back who is set to play on Monday after aggravating a lower-body injury against Texas, has had a breakout season that has added to the passing game. All things considered, in coach Kalen DeBoer's second season, Washington -- a squad that was just 5-7 two years ago and is ranked a pitiful 26th in the 247Sports squad Talent Composite -- may very well become the sport's dominant team.
Michigan vs Washington Prediction Before Match
Thirty-two of ESPN's 48 polled experts predicted a Washington win, "Although Michigan is the betting favorite and has the advantage based on various metrics, our experts sided with Washington by a 2-1 margin. The Huskies were the pick of 32 of our 48 prognosticators.
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