Michigan Football: 3 takeaways from a National Championship win

Michigan football has done it! They are the 2023-24 National Champions of college football with a 34-13 triumph over the Washington Huskies.

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2. The rushing attack was absolutely remorseless

303 yards rushing is the most all-time in the BCS/playoff era. Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards each surpassed the 100 yard mark and both had a pair of touchdowns. Edwards went for roughly 17 yards a dash, and as a whole the group peaked at eight per carry. Everybody who carried it was above six yards or more.

The offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage in the first quarter. They rushed for 209 yards in the first 30 minutes. Washington made some adjustments and cooled them off a bit by not allowing a run for more than 25 yards afterwards. To compare, their lengthiest run of the evening was nine yards at two yards per rush.

Michigan's run game actually outgained Washington's entire offensive output by two yards. If someone had that on their bingo card going in to Monday, then they will be a much richer person tomorrow. Corum and Edwards came very close to matching Penix's output in passing yards between the two of them.