((NCAA>>STREAMS!)) College Football Final 2024 Live Free Online Broadcast 8 January 2024
How to watch Washington vs. Michigan: Free live stream, time, TV, channel for College Football National Championship (1/8/2024). The No.2 Washington Huskies face the No.1 Michigan Wolverines in the College Football National Championship on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024 (1/8/2024) at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
All eyes are on the Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies this Monday night in college football’s championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
The game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: CFP National Championship
Who: Washington vs. Michigan
When: Monday, Jan. 8, 2024
Where: NRG Stadium
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Michigan vs. Washington is just about the perfect way to end the 2023 college football season, a matchup of unbeatens that hits all the major themes and storylines of the past five months from conference realignment to the transfer portal — with Jim Harbaugh as the main character.
Harbaugh’s top-ranked Wolverines (14-0) face Michael Penix Jr. and the second-ranked Huskies (14-0) on Monday night at NRG Stadium in the last national title game before the College Football Playoff expands from four teams to 12.
Michigan’s regular season started and ended with Harbaugh serving three-game suspensions related to NCAA infractions cases. The latter was handed down by the Big Ten in November as punishment for an in-person scouting and sign-stealing scheme the conference determined broke its sportsmanship policy.
The scandal dominated headlines just as Michigan was entering the meat of its Big Ten schedule. The accusations against Harbaugh’s program led many to question the legitimacy of the Wolverines’ renaissance over the past three seasons. This is Michigan’s third straight playoff appearance, but first time advancing after beating Alabama in overtime in the Rose Bowl.
Being doubted only galvanized a team loaded with experience that came into the season unafraid to point to winning Michigan’s first national championship since 1997 as the goal.
Finally healthy after four injury-ravaged seasons in the Big Ten, Penix has become a star in the Pacific Northwest. The runner-up for the Heisman Trophy had some voters questioning their decision last week when he threw for 430 yards in a Sugar Bowl victory against Texas.
Penix decided to run it back for 2023 in December 2022 and a bunch of talented teammates followed, such as All-America receiver Rome Odunze, and defensive end Bralen Trice and offensive tackle Troy Fautanu, both third-team All-Americans.