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Heisman or not, Michael Penix Jr. cemented his legacy in the CFP semifinal





NEW ORLEANS -- Michael Penix Jr. arrived in Seattle two years ago hoping to revive his career. He'll leave as a Huskies legend.

On the biggest stage of his career, Penix turned in his greatest performance, completing 29 of 38 passes for 430 yards as Washington's offense mostly dumbfounded Texas in a 37-31 win in the Allstate Sugar Bowl to advance to the College Football Playoff national championship game.

"[He made the] throws that we know he's capable of," Washington coach Kalen DeBoer said.