Good morning, everyone! Welcome to this week’s game thread.
I am not heading to Michigan Stadium today, so I will actually be around this week to share my thoughts with you as the game is being played!
Let’s not waste anymore time! Let’s get into it.
Teams: No. 7 Michigan Wolverines (2-0) vs. Air Force Academy Falcons (1-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Kickoff: 12 p.m. EST
Television: Big Ten Network
Radio: Michigan/IMG Sports Network (for a list of affiliates, click here)
Spread: Michigan -24.5; O/U: 53.5
After a dominating performance against Florida, the Wolverines returned home last week and showed off their inexperience and youth against the Cincinnati Bearcats in a 36-14 victory. This score, much like the Florida score, was not indicative of how the game played out, but a win is a win and Wolverine fans should gladly take that at this point in the season.
Now the Air Force Academy is coming to town and Don Brown and the boys are going to have to go up against the triple option. But Air Force has to go up against Ty Isaac, who has run for more than 100 yards in each of the team’s first two games this season. He has established himself as the lead back and will try to rush for 100 yards or more in a third straight game.
Today’s question: How many rushing yards will the Wolverines give up today, as well as total yards? They have given up 200 yards or less in both games so far this year, so it will be interesting to see how the defense fares against Air Force’s triple option offense.