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September 1, 2012; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; A flyby takes place before the game between the Air Force Falcons and the Idaho State Bengals at Falcon Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
September 1, 2012; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; A flyby takes place before the game between the Air Force Falcons and the Idaho State Bengals at Falcon Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Time for the home opener.

Michigan's Keys to the Game

- Good tackling in the open field.

- Quick reads and gap responsibility from the linebackers.

- Defensive line going HAM.

- Run the ball (Run the ball. Run the ball.)

- Devin Gardner's continued maturation into the receiver that he could be

Air Force's Keys to the Game

- Long, methodical drives that break Michigan's will.

- Staying ahead of the chains on early downs.

- A good mix of counter and play-action constraint plays then the defense adjusts.

- Bending but not breaking on defense.

- Forcing turnovers in the passing game.

- Forcing negative gains in the running game.

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Go Blue!