June 16, 2024

Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards stole the stage in the first quarter. The pair gained 174 yards on the ground, with Donovan Edwards finding pay soil twice. Then Michigan’s offense stalled until there were roughly seven or eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. Corum did what Corum does at that point. The senior rushing back scored from 12 yards out to give Michigan a 27-13 advantage that they would not lose. Corum found the end zone again near the end of the fourth, this time from a yard out, sealing Michigan’s victory. Overall, Edwards and Corum both rushed for more than 100 yards, which had never occurred in a College Football Playoff final previously.

Jesse Minter’s team, on the other hand, rose to the occasion once more. Yes, Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. found some good receivers at times, but it was the Heisman finalist’s third-lowest yardage production of the season, with only 255 yards and two interceptions. The Wolverine front seven tormented Penix just enough to keep him in check for four quarters. Holding Washington to 13 points is a difficult task, but that’s exactly what the Michigan defense achieved.

The Michigan Wolverines Are National Champions

And the Michigan Wolverines are now your college football world’s monarchs. Despite the strangeness that has surrounded the program this year, Jim Harbaugh and company have just gone 15-0, beating Ohio State AGAIN, winning another Big Ten title, defeating Alabama in overtime in the Rose Bowl, and handing Washington its first loss of the season en route to an uncontested national title. It’s an honor to be a Michigan Wolverine.

 

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