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Michigan beats Washington to win the National Championship

Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports

Michigan wins their first national championship since 1997.

HOUSTON, Texas (KYMA, KECY) - Blake Corum rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Michigan Wolverines to a 34-13 victory over the Washington Huskies in the CFP National Championship Game at NRG Stadium on Monday.

Michigan finishes 15-0 and wins the program's first national title since 1997.

At halftime, the Wolverines led 17-10. In the fourth quarter, Blake Corum rushed for a 12-yard touchdown to make it 27-13. After a Michael Penix Jr.'s second interception, Corum rushed for a 1-yard score to make it 34-13.

For Michigan, JJ McCarthy completed 10 of 18 passes for 140 yards.

Corrum carried the ball 21 times for the 134 yards and the two scores.

Donovan Edwards rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns on six carries.

For Washington, Penix completed 27 of 51 passes for 255 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions.

These two with both be in the Big Ten next season and are scheduled to play in October.

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