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UW Huskies fall to Michigan after late scores seal game in closing minutes

The Washington Huskies lost the CFP Championship game against the Michigan Wolverines.

Michigan Wolverines’ running back Donovan Edwards scored the first touchdown and points of the game with a 41-yard run with 10:14 left in the first quarter. A successful field goal made it 7-0.

UW put its first points on the board as Kicker Grady Gross made a 25 yard field with 3:56 left.

Michigan responded right back with a second touchdown by Edwards as he juked his way to the end zone with a 46-yard run at 2:13.

The first points of the second quarter came in the form a field goal from Michigan’s James turner, spotting the Wolverines an early 17-3 lead.

With less than a minute left in the second quarter, the Huskies scored their first touchdown, as Huskies’ quarterback Michael Penix Jr. threw a 3-yard score to Jalen McMillan with 42 seconds left in the first half.

Only trailing by seven points when the third quarter rolled around, Michigan scored again with another field goal – making it 20 -10.

After a seven-play drive, Gross was able to close the gap with another field goal from the 35 yard line.

The first 4th quarter score came at 7:09, as running back Blake Corum punched through a 12-yard touchdown, with Michigan extending their lead to 27-13.

After a costly interception at the Washington eight yard line and an 80-yard return, Michigan’s Corum scored his second touchdown of night.

Michigan won the game 34-13.

This is the Wolverines’ first CFP Championship win since 1997.