The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Washington Huskies 34-13 to win the Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship for the 2023 season.
The Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship win was the primary for the Wolverines, who additionally declare 11 further nationwide titles (1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1918, 1923, 1932, 1933, 1947, 1948, and 1997). Michigan completed 15-0 total, which features a Huge Ten Championship and a Rose Bowl Recreation victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Michigan opened the title recreation on Monday night with an eight-play, 84-yard drive that was capped off by a 41-yard landing scamper by Donovan Edwards. Washington answered with a discipline aim, however Michigan’s ensuing drive ended with one other lengthy Donovan Edwards landing run, this one from 46 yards.
The Wolverines would later add a discipline aim of their very own earlier than the Huskies’ Dillon Johnson rushed for a landing from six yards out. After exchanging possessions with no scores, the half ended with Michigan main 17-10.
Washington wouldn’t draw any nearer than that seven-point halftime deficit.
The Huskies obtained the ball first within the second half, however a Michael Penix Jr. go was intercepted on the very first play. Michigan would then join on one other discipline aim to stretch its result in 20-10.
Following a Washington discipline aim to make it 20-13, each the Wolverines and Huskies punted on their subsequent three possessions every. Michigan’s Blake Corum then scored on a 12-yard run to interrupt the drought and prolong their benefit to 27-13.
Washington’s ensuing drive resulted in one other Penix interception, which then led to a one-yard landing run by Blake Corum that sealed the sport and the nationwide championship for Michigan.
Faculty soccer’s last recreation of the season was performed at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, earlier than an introduced crowd of 72,808. It was the primary Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship performed in Houston and second performed within the state of Texas.
The 2023 season was the final for Washington within the Pac-12 Convention. The Huskies will formally be part of the Huge Ten Convention on July 1, 2024 and are scheduled to host Michigan in a convention matchup at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Wash., on Oct. 5, 2024.