Michigan defensive end Jaylen Harrell and the Wolverines defense will face a test they haven’t quite seen this season on the way to a perfect record, No. 1 overall ranking and a Big Ten Championship title: A star, mobile quarterback in Jalen Milroe.

The closest the Wolverines have seen to compare to Milroe is Rutgers QB Gavin Wimsatt, who rushed for 488 yards and 9 touchdowns this past season. And though you could compare the pair’s abilities as runners, Milroe far eclipses Wimsatt in the passing game.

All respect to Wimsatt, but it’s hard to further compare a Rutgers and Alabama QB in that regard. That should tell you all you need to know about the uncharted territory the Wolverines are entering when they take on No. 4 Alabama at the Rose Bowl for a shot at the CFP title game.

Harrell mentioned Thursday that Milroe hardly even looks like a quarterback. At 6-2, 220 pounds, Milroe looks more like a linebacker to him.

Milroe plays like one, too. He’s a physical runner and a fierce competitor, and his growth from the start of the season is obvious.

Just because Michigan hasn’t seen a QB like Milroe this season doesn’t mean the Tide will walk all over them. This is still one of the best defensive units in the country, and Milroe and the Alabama offense will have their work cut out for them.

It’s hard to simplify, but the Tide may win or lose this game based on Milroe’s abilities when faced with pressure and forced outside the pocket. He’s done well in that scenario so far this season.

One thing is for sure: this should be a fun one. The Crimson Tide and Wolverines face off at 5 p.m. ET from the Rose Bowl in California. The game will be aired on ESPN.