Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich says the Wolverines goal isn't to sideline quarterbacks.

Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich says the Wolverines goal isn't to sideline quarterbacks.

Michigan boasts the only defense in the country allowing less than 100 total points so far this season.

Surrendering just 10.7 points per contest, while also leading the nation in total yards allowed per game at 246, the Wolverines might also lead in another category: quarterbacks knocked out of a game.

"You never want somebody to get hurt," defensive end Chase Winovich said. "That's not what we go for, that's not, we're not targeting players. 

"But it is a notable thing that I think we're up to eight quarterbacks that haven't finished the game. That is an interesting point of a defense and reflects the style of play that we have."

In Michigan's 59-3 win over Maryland on Saturday, the Wolverines knocked Perry Hills out of the contest.

The good news for the Terrapins is Caleb Rowe finished 12-for-23 with 203-yards, despite throwing two interceptions. For Winovich and the Wolverines that was a little too much production despite allowing just three points.

"It's always frustrating as a defense when you give up so many yards," Winovich said. "But at the same time I felt like, and it was the same thing at Michigan State at some points, I felt like we bent but didn't break. 

"Ultimately good defenses find a way to keep teams out of the end zone and sometimes it takes a little bit of luck, like them missing the field goal. But it felt good and that's sort of our expectation that no one can score on us and we plan to do that every week."


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