Michigan won an overtime Rose Bowl victory to advance to the National Championship

Michigan wins Rose Bowl

Blake Corum scored on its inaugural play of overtime to lift top-seeded Michigan to its inaugural College Football Playoff championship game with a 27-20 win against fourth-seeded Alabama at the Rose Bowl on Monday night.

Michigan’s defence ended only the second overtime game ever seen at a Rose Bowl by stopping Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe when he attempted to sneak up the middle on fourth down from Michigan 3. Michigan held strong, stopping Alabama without gain.

Coach Jim Harbaugh will lead his Wolverines (14-0) back into contention against Washington or Texas on January 8 in Houston after mounting an impressive late comeback and nailbiting finish at this year’s Granddaddy of Them All tournament.

Roman Wilson of Michigan scored on a 4-yard touchdown catch with 1:34 remaining for regulation play for JJ McCarthy-led Wolverines, who hadn’t scored during the second half until that thrilling 75-yard drive.

Corum needed only two snaps to score during the initial overtime period, breaking tackles and spinning into the end zone on his second carry to find success.

Milroe connected with Jermaine Burton at Michigan 3 on the third down of the overtime play call. Alabama relied heavily on Milroe’s athleticism but instead ran into Michigan’s defence, who were ready for him!

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