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Washington Huskies top Texas Longhorns, seal CFP final spot

NEW ORLEANS -- There would be no doubting Washington by the time the final seconds ticked off the clock against Texas in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Michael Penix Jr. made sure of that. Penix delivered one of the most dominant quarterback performances in CFP history, as the Huskies held off the Longhorns 37-31 on Monday night. Now, Washington will play Michigan in the CFP national title game on Jan. 8 in Houston -- its first national championship opportunity since 1991.

Though Penix threw for 430 yards, Washington could never quite get complete control of the game.