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Championship Game Set

The No. 1 Michigan Wolverines will face off against the No. 2 Washington Huskies in the college football national championship Monday (7:30 pm ET, ESPN), after each team won their respective semifinal games last night. It marks both teams' first appearance in the title game (and first playoff win) since the playoff format began in 2014.

The Wolverines beat No. 4 Alabama 27-20 in overtime—just the third overtime game in the 10-year playoff history. Star quarterback JJ McCarthy led Michigan on a game-tying fourth quarter drive in the final minutes, finishing the game with 221 yards, three touchdowns, and no turnovers.

The night's second game also came down to the wire, the Huskies holding off a final drive by the No. 3 Texas Longhorns near the goal line to win 37-30. Heisman finalist Michael Penix Jr. threw for 430 yards and two touchdowns, completing a whopping 76% of his passes. 

See highlights from each game here and here.

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