3 bold predictions for the CFP National Championship Game

Michigan football and Washington will meet on Monday night for the College Football Playoff National Championship. Here are three bold predictions.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh reacts to a play against Alabama during the first half of the Rose Bowl.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh reacts to a play against Alabama during the first half of the Rose Bowl. / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Michael Penix hits 300 again

Michael Penix Jr. is the best quarterback in college football. There's no debating that. He should have won the Heisman Trophy because flat out, the Huskies would be a 9-win team without him.

Washington's offensive line won the Joe Moore Award. They are good, but the reason they only gave up 11 sacks is because Penix is elite at making decisions with the ball. He reminds me of Drew Brees. He's not the biggest guy and doesn't have the strongest arm, but he's extremely accurate and he knows about ball placement.

This is the best quarterback Michigan football has faced since C.J. Stroud. The good news is that the Wolverines built their defense to stop a high-flying attack like this. I should contain because you don't stop an offense like Washington.

Michigan won't either. Penix will throw for over 300 yards and 2-3 touchdowns. But Michigan will get just enough stops to keep the Huskies under 30 points total, which is the key to winning.