Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Hail to the Victors! Michigan wins 2024 CFP National Championship

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The No. 1 Michigan Wolverines have won the last four-team College Football Playoff National Championship. They defeated the No. 2 Washington Huskies 33-13 on Monday night at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. 

Some pundits believe that this Championship may be tainted. Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh missed six games due to suspensions.

Michigan Wolverines running back Donovan Edwards rushes for his second touchdown of the first half against the Washington Huskies during the 2024 CFP National Championship game
Donovan Edwards rushes for his second touchdown of the first half against the Washington Huskies during the 2024 CFP National Championship game (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

However, despite all the odds, the Wolverines are on top of the college football world.

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This is Michigan’s 23rd Bowl game win (23-29). It is also the 12th National Championship in the historic program’s history.

It is their first true and outright (non-split) national championship since 1948. The team split a national championship in 1997 with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The Huskies, who had their best team since 1991 when the team won the national championship, fell short. They are now 1-2 in the College Football Playoff.

Washington fell to 21-21-1 in Bowl games.

Michigan is now 9-5 all-time against Washington. The Wolverines have won three games in the series including a 31-10 win in 2021.

Plus, they also won 31-29 in 2002. Washington has not won in the series since a 23-18 win in 2001 in Seattle, Washington.

The Wolverines had more rushing yards with 303 than the Huskies had in total yards. Washington had 301 yards. 

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Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy went 10 of 18 for 140 yards.

Blake Corum had 21 carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Colston Loveland had three receptions for 64 yards.

Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. went 27 of 51 for 255 yards. He had one touchdown pass and two interceptions.

Dillon Johnson, who was nursing injuries from their College Football Playoff Semifinal win against the Texas Longhorns, had 11 carries for 33 yards. Rome Odunze had five receptions for 87 yards.

Michigan outscored Washington 17-3 in the second half. Corum scored on a 12-yard rushing touchdown.

Corum also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. James Turner also made a 38-yard field goal.

Huskies’ Grady Gross made a 45-yard field goal.

The Wolverines led 17-10 at halftime. Donovan Edwards scored on a 41-yard rushing touchdown.

Edwards also scored on a 46-yard rushing touchdown. Turner also made a 31-yard field goal.

Huskies’ Penix Jr. hit Jalen McMillan for a three-yard touchdown reception. Gross also made a 25-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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