The No. 8 Michigan Wolverines are boasting a perfect 6-0 record, and their defense currently ranks in a tie for 9th in the nation, allowing just an average of 15.5 points per game.

One of the reasons is the play of defensive end Aiden Hutchinson, who was recognized for boasting the highest PFF rating for an edge defender, with a PFF rating of 92.7.

Hutchinson missed the final three games of 2020 due to an ankle injury, and the Michigan defense took a nosedive to finish off the season, allowing 117 points during those three games.

Now with a healthy Hutchinson on the end, and new defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald in charge of the defensive schemes the Wolverines find themselves solidly in the AP Top-10.

The Wolverines have a bye week this weekend, and will host Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 23 with an 11:00 AM kickoff scheduled.