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MI 29, Air Force 13

17 September, 2017, 08:07 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
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MI sophomore linebacker Devin Bush didn't hesitate when asked if the defense was the identity of the team through the first three games of the season.

MI welcomes Air Force to the Big House for the first meeting between the two since 2012 when No. 19 MI held on to beat Air Force 31-25.

Fifth-year senior tailback Ty Isaac (16 carries, 89 yards) got MI rolling on the first possession of the game, breaking off a 32-yard run.

AIR FORCE: The young Falcons should leave the Big House encouraged that they were competitive in a game they were expected to lose by three-plus TDs.

"I should probably keep that in", the quarterback said.

Speight was asked point-blank immediately after the game on the field on BTN about the red zone offense, and he didn't shy away from basically acknowledging that it's a serious problem. "There were some plays we could have done better, but nobody is flawless".

MI head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts to a failed third down conversion, on the sideline in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Air Force in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Its first came in the first quarter with a chance to take an early lead. Quarterback Arion Worthmann had a big 34-yard run in the second quarter to tie the game up at 6-6 shortly before halftime.

The Wolverines have beaten Air Force twice in program history, including a 31-25 victory in the most recent matchup in 2012, and can extend their home winning streak to nine games with another triumph.

Nordin made it 5 for 5 45 seconds into the final quarter, drilling a 26-yard field goal to boost the lead to 22-13.

The Wolverines have eight first downs and are 7-of-12 on third down conversions.

"I thought they responded really well", MI coach Jim Harbaugh said of his defense.

The Wolverines offense has seen a few bright spots.

"They definitely called the better play on some of our red-zone throws and runs", Harbaugh said.

Much like last week, Michigan's offense looked lost to some extent against the Air Force Falcons on Saturday.

Michigan Wolverines defensive end Chase Winovich had a quote for the ages after defeating Air Force Saturday afternoon. The terrorists are screwed, and Winovich just sent another reminder.

In this edition of the College Football Show, Bob Wojnowski and John Niyo look at what Michigan and Michigan State did right and wrong in their weekend wins.

Air Force awakened, making its first pass completion count.

MI is now 3-0 on the season entering next Saturday's trip to meet Purdue in the Big Ten Conference opener at 4 p.m.at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind.

"Week-by-week, I feel like we are getting better", said Bush, whose sack on Saturday gives him a team-high 3.5. The Wolverines' defense will have its hands full, but they started prepping for this in spring practice.

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