January 8, 2024, Houston, Texas, NRG Stadium: Highlights of 2024 National Championships here; The 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship took place under the bright lights of NRG Stadium; it was a titanic match that will live on in football legend. Michigan took on the Washington Huskies, a team with offensive skill and dreams of their own, fired by years of longing and bottomless hunger. However, the Wolverines owned the stage Thursday evening as they dominated 34–13 to win their first national championship since 1997.
In the 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship, Michigan defeated Washington 34–13.
It was the Wolverines’ first national championship since 1997.
The four-team CFP format came to an end with this match.
Michigan’s victory was largely due to their strong rushing attack and strong defence.
Jim Harbaugh, the head coach, at last achieve his goal of taking home a national championship.
The Blue Blitz and Maize:
Blake Corum, the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy, let loose his rage and tore through the Husky defence like a hot knife through butter. His power and acrobatics left opponents flailing, and his 174 yards and two touchdowns were an exquisite display of running skill.
Donovan Edwards quickly countered, not to be beat. With 87 yards and a touchdown, he demonstrated the offensive depth of the Wolverines—a two-headed monster that ate up the purple and gold.
Purple Haze Captured:
Aidan Hutchinson stood up to his reputation as a natural defensive force. He won Defensive Player of the Game after subjecting Michael Penix to sacks, pressures, and constant disruption.
Mike Sainristil and Daxton Hill were vultures waiting to seize an opportunity; they weren’t merely brick walls. Any glimmer of a Washington comeback was extinguished by two interceptions, cementing Michigan’s defensive supremacy.
Gravity appeared to take a vacation when Cade McNamara connected with Ronnie Bell on a touchdown pass that covered 67 yards. A moment that will live on in Michigan history was Bell’s spectacular catch on the sidelines, which push the stadium into chaos.
From Frustration to Glory:
Ten Years of Evil Drove out:
For Michigan, this wasn’t just a win; it was catharsis. The weight of a decade without a championship, years of close calls, and heartbreaking playoff exits all came to an end with the final siren. Coach Jim Harbaugh shed many happy and vindictive tears as he raised the trophy that had been his lifelong dream
Congrats to the Winners:
Fireworks flew as “Congrats to the Winners” cheers spread, proving that Michigan had become more than just a team. Their difficult performance served as a monument to their enduring will, tenacity, and belief as they restored their position as college football royalty. While the 2024 National Championship signalled the end of an era, Michigan saw it as the start of a new one, one that was fuelled by the fires of a night that will live in the state’s memory forever and written in maize and blue.
A Brand-New Era Begins:
With the 2024 National Championship, the four-team College Football Playoff structure came to an end. With this era coming to an end, excitement is growing for the 12-team format expansion. College football’s environment will surely change as new teams emerge and long-standing rivalries rekindle. However, one thing will always be remember: Michigan’s commanding performance in Houston will go down in football history forever.