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Denard Robinson struggled against Alabama's defense, but should have plenty of big play opportunities this weekend.
Dual-threat quarterback Denard Robinson took some shots down the field against Alabama's defense, but only converted on two of those opportunities.
The first was a 71-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Gallon in the first half, and the second big play came on a 44-yard touchdown pass to Devin Gardner in the third quarter.
Michigan will have plenty of opportunities to hit big plays against the Air Force defense this weekend, according to former Wolverines defensive lineman Will Heininger.
"They should have a field day, no doubt about it, maybe even score on every possession" Heininger told Chris Balas of TheWolverine.com. "If (Michigan) mess(es) up, it's likely to be our mistake and not theirs.
"One thing they do well is get the ball out, but they give up huge chunks of yards. Obviously they don't have the size inside to hold up to a running game, so they have to bring more guys in the box and they don't have the speed in the secondary you need to compete, even if they didn't load the box...(Michigan) shouldn't have any trouble."
Robinson should be able to get in rhythm and make big plays in the passing game, which is something Air Force will hope to avoid at all costs.
If Michigan's offense gets on track as Heininger expects it to, keep in mind that Air Force was 0-5 last season when their opponent scored 35 or more points.