As expected, there was plenty to talk about over the course of Michigan’s win in the National Championship game against Washington. Here are some of the best reactions from social media to the game and Michigan’s performance.
A methodical opening drive for Michigan ends in a big 41-yard touchdown run for junior running back Donovan Edwards.
Michigan strikes first.— Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) January 9, 2024
Donovan Edwards from 41 yards out. The Wolverines had six carries for 66 yards on the opening drive.
7-0, 10:14 to go in the first quarter.
After a big red zone stand by the defense, Michigan’s offense gets on the board again by way of another long Donovan Edwards touchdown run.
Blake Corum adds to the fun with a 59-yard run of his own, giving Michigan 174 yards on the ground in the first quarter.
And Blake Corum breaks off a 59-yard run to close the quarter. Michigan has 174 rushing yards on nine carries.— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) January 9, 2024
If Washington doesn't figure out how to stop the run in this commercial break, this game may as well be over.
Halfway through the second quarter, head coach Jim Harbaugh gets a visit from a familiar face on the sidelines.
Michigan’s offense has gone cold in the second quarter, but the Wolverines still hold a one-possession lead at the half.
Halftime: Michigan 17, Washington 10.— Tony Garcia | Detroit Free Press (@RealTonyGarcia) January 9, 2024
Felt like the Wolverines were running away with this one early, but after three scoring drives finished with two punts and a turnover on downs.
Huskies will get the ball to start the second half.
The Huskies had the momentum heading into the second half, but Will Johnson quickly makes an impressive interception to get the ball back.
Just a couple of well known names, including Michigan fan Derek Jeter, are in attendance to see the Wolverines in action tonight.
Between Michael Jordan, Stephen A. Smith, Derek Jeter, and Travis Scott alone, this box at the National Championship has a net worth of about $3.5 billion. pic.twitter.com/DUlNjTNwEi— Front Office Sports (@FOS) January 9, 2024
After a fast start for Michigan’s offense, the teams have turned this into a defensive slugfest in the second half.
Michigan 20, Washington 13 through three quarters: Penix has been off, Wolverines run game has been slowed and this future Big Ten game has turned very Big Ten.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) January 9, 2024