It was set to be a clash of two terrific teams, both undefeated, one with the best offense, the other with the best defense. Michigan and Washington had both dominated their schedules to this point and were ready for battle. This was a bit of a different matchup than we’ve seen in a long time, not including an SEC team in the game for the first time since the 2014-2015 season. A lot of people have discredited Michigan to this point because they were caught “sign stealing” early on in the season, but they have prevailed and handled teams week in and week out. Alabama was the most recent victim in the Rose Bowl semifinal game where Michigan won 27-20 in overtime, a slugfest for the ages. Now onto Washington, who has been more of an underdog all season, not being favored in any big game all year, but they have got here with one of the best offenses of all time behind Michael Penix Jr., a top five quarterback in the country. Michigan closed as 5-point favorites and boy did they cover that. Michigan received the opening kickoff and we were ready to roll in Houston. Michigan put together an eight play, 84-yard drive to draw first blood in the biggest game of the year. It was capped off by a Donovan Edwards 41-yard rush. Washington responded with a field goal that barely went through the uprights. It didn’t take long for Michigan to find the end zone as four plays later Edwards hit on another big run for a touchdown, this one from 46 yards out. The Michigan defense, as they proved to be all night long, was too much for Washington to handle as the Huskies were forced to punt. Michigan drove down and kicked a field goal of their own to make it a 17-3 ballgame. After that field goal, it became a whole bunch of defense from both sides until Washington drove it down just before half and scored a touchdown. This one came on fourth and goal as Penix Jr. hit Jalen McMillan to cut the lead to seven just before half. After the break, Michigan forced a quick interception and turned it into three points. Washington responded with a field goal of their own and we would stay with a score of 20-13 until midway through the fourth quarter. Too many missed opportunities for Washington led to Michigan breaking the ice with another touchdown, this one from Blake Corum. Washington drove it down to get back into the game, but on fourth and 13 threw an interception that was returned to the eight-yard line. Michigan punched it in to go up 34-13, which would be the final score. It was a tight battle all along that got ugly towards the end. This Michigan defense was one of the best in recent memory, especially after tonight’s performance. Congratulations to the Wolverines and that’s a wrap on yet another College Football season. I hope you enjoyed it because that is the last year of normal CFB, things will be very different come August!