Ja’Lynn Polk didn’t have the kind of game he hoped to have and Washington didn’t get the result it wanted. Players all handled the 34-13 loss to Michigan in the College Football Playoff National Championship in different ways.

Polk chose to sit on the field, towel draped over his head, and watch the trophy celebration.

Polk entered the game with 1,122 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on the season. He was one of three that made up Washington’s terrifying trio of pass-catchers.

But he was quiet on Monday night. While quarterback Michael Penix Jr. was harassed all night, Polk finished with just four catches for 37 yards on 10 targets.

Washington’s pass game was out of sync all evening. With the ground game rendered ineffective early and Michigan playing with a lead for most of the evening, Michigan dictated things a little too much for offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb’s liking.

The Wolverines controlled the line of scrimmage and played the kind of game they wanted to play.