Michigan wins the CFB National Championship game over the Washington Huskies
The Michigan Wolverines won their first National Championship since 1997 with a 34-13 victory over the Washington Huskies.
Michigan controlled the tempo of the game from the first snap with the help of their dominant rushing attack, which helped them maintain a lead throughout the entire contest.
Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards proved to be too much for Washington's defensive front, as they both eclipsed the century mark and accounted for all four of their touchdowns. When the dust settled, Michigan ran for 303 yards, while Washington was only able to muster 46 against the Wolverine's tenacious defensive front.
Michigan's defense also deserves their flowers for the standout performance, as they intercepted star quarterback Michael Penix Jr. twice and held him to just 4.7 yards-per-attempt.
Washington inched back before the end of the first half, cutting the lead to seven, and the two teams traded field goals in the third quarter. However, the fourth quarter is where championship teams thrive, and the Wolverines did just that, as they pulled away with two late touchdowns to take a commanding lead.
Michigan will experience significant turnover this offseason as a few key players, including star quarterback JJ McCarthy and running back Blake Corum, will be jumping to the NFL. Rumors have also been circulating that a few pro teams could be interested in poaching their head coach, Jim Harbaugh. Nevertheless, that is a story for another day. Tonight, the state of Michigan celebrates the Wolverines' incredible season.