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  • Writer's pictureFagothethird Franklin

Michigan wins the National Championship, defeating UW 34-13

The Wolverines finally got over the hump with defeating Alabama and earned their way into a slot to play against the Huskies in the National Championship game. Throughout the entire week, Michigan players heard speculation that their head coach might be leaving the organization and head back to the NFL. When asked about the opportunity, Jim Harbaugh wanted to focus on the game at hand.

One thing that Michigan wanted to do was play fast and not behind and that is how they started the game off They went down the field and took the fight to the Huskies, by running the ball down the heart of Washington and finished off the drive off with a touchdown. Right after that touchdown, Michigan's RB Donovan Edwards busted for a 42-yard touchdown tun to give the Wolverines something breathing room 14-3 to end the first quarter.

For fans that watched last year's slaughter when GA ran right through TCU, was literally watching a potential blowout, as Michigan was punching Washington in the face without having any type of defensive guard up. As everyone knows, who watches College Football, momentum could switch in a snap of ones' finger. Washington finally put up a touchdown at the end of the half to make it a one possession game, 17-10.

Michigan was a very different team in the second half. JJ McCarthy was off target, which allowed Washington to force the Yellow and Blue into more so running plays. Heading into the fourth, they were clinging onto a 20-13, with hopes of grinding the game out to a victory. Blake Corum put the game on ice with a 13-yard power rushing touchdown to start the celebration. Michigan went on to finish their story with a victory and a National Title. McCarthy finished 10 of 18 for 140 yards, with 31 yards on the ground.


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