Michigan Football: Key Air Force Players to Stop

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Michigan Football: Key Air Force Players to Stop
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After Michigan's embarrassing season-opening loss to Alabama last week, the Wolverines return to Ann Arbor on Saturday for their home opener against Air Force Academy.

The Falcons opened their season with a statement win against Idaho State, racking up a nation's best 484 rushing yards, defeating the Bengals 49-21.

Air Force brings a different element to Michigan Stadium, employing their triple option offense that the Wolverines aren't used to seeing.

But the Falcons don't focus their offensive attack solely on the option. They give defenses several different looks including several pro-style sets that can spread the defense out and keep it honest.

Air Force has several different players that can beat you, but despite its stout rushing attack, and especially after the way Alabama abused Michigan last week, this is an absolute must-win game for the Wolverines.

Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said his defense is up to the challenge against the Falcons' triple option, and here are six key Air Force players Michigan will have to focus on: 

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