Chase Winovich chasing TFL record

Submitted by Champeen on October 2nd, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Chase Winovich currently is tied for 1st in the nation in total TFL's with 10.5

Michigan's record for TFL's in a season was Shawn Crable with 29 in 2007 (which ranks 5th all-time!!!)

The national record for TFL's in a season is 32 by Geroge Selvie of South Florida in 2007.

Incredible season so far and something to watch going forward.

Comments

Brhino

October 2nd, 2018 at 11:35 AM ^

I expect teams will start throwing more and more bodies at him and we'll start to see other players picking up more impressive numbers in the scoresheet.

Brady2Terrell

October 2nd, 2018 at 11:35 AM ^

10.5/5 = 2.1/game.

We're guaranteed (presuming two more wins, lol Maryland and Rutgers) 13 games, so extrapolate the trend and Chase is at 27.3.

Add the B1G Championship game and he's at 29.4 (record).

Do that, and play to the National Championship Game (15 games total) and he's got 31.5 - so pretty darned close.

Lesson?  Team success = individual success.

Perkis-Size Me

October 2nd, 2018 at 1:23 PM ^

I doubt he'll get it. Definitely an impressive stat, but the teams we're facing in the coming weeks will be getting considerably tougher. But 20-25 is definitely something he can achieve. 

Chase is making himself a lot of money over the course of these last few weeks. I doubt he'll ever be a Day 1 guy, but he could work his way into Day 2 for sure. 

The Oracle 2

October 2nd, 2018 at 1:32 PM ^

Winovich has been great, and I think his greatness is demonstrating that Rashan Gary is a player like Peppers was in that his play, while excellent, doesn’t quite match the level of hype surrounding his physical abilities.

ldevon1

October 2nd, 2018 at 2:06 PM ^

Without putting one player down, it's hard to compare two players, but Gary is hurt and he gets double, and triple teamed more than Chase. Hell, on 2 play's Saturday Chase wasn't even blocked. I can honestly say i have never seen a play where Gary wasn't blocked. So lets appreciate one player without denigrating another. Besides how can a player be named defensive player of the year and All America be considered over hyped? 

The Oracle 2

October 2nd, 2018 at 2:58 PM ^

As I said, Gary is excellent, but he still has never had a game like Winovich had last Saturday. Yes, he gets a lot of attention from defenses, but so does every top player. He just has yet to dominate like most supposed he would. I don’t think I’m denigrating him by stating the obvious.

B-Nut-GoBlue

October 2nd, 2018 at 5:01 PM ^

To me it's been obvious he has been playing hurt (shoulder) and I have to imagine it's dulled his chances at being a Clowney type, electric player.  He's been really, really good and that's even taking into account double teams he battles often.  It also takes into account he maybe has gotten to far upfield at times and maybe allowed a lane to open for a mobile QB....but no Dlineman is perfect.  Anyway...he's been very good but I feel his shoulder injury he's battling through is making us not appreciate him nor his even willing to battle through said injury for 2 seasons now.