Redshirt junior defensive end Chase Winovich notched nine tackles (two for loss) and 1.5 sacks Saturday.

It’s no secret that the Wolverines’ defensive unit has been the highlight of what has been an oddly unconvincing three weeks of undefeated football. Against the Falcons, though, that same group took another step.


The seventh-ranked Wolverines were plagued by miscues in the red zone, and struggled to pull away in a 29-13 win over the Falcons.

Sophomore wide receiver Eddie McDoom expresses frustration during the game against Air Force in Michigan Stadium Saturday.

With the Big Ten season now upon them, we’re about to find out what really happens when the Wolverines get punched in the mouth.

Fifth-year senior running back Ty Isaac will look to post his third consecutive 100-yard game against Air Force.

Coming off a scare against Cincinnati, the No. 7 Michigan football team has faced a fair amount of criticism for allowing the Bearcats to hang around late into the game. Against Air Force on Saturday, the Wolverines have set their sights on putting that performance firmly in the past.

Robert “Pete” Piotrowski holds a Michigan jersey that was stitched for him, complete with his old number.

On Aug. 26, the University of Michigan turned 200 years old. One week later, Robert “Pete” Piotrowski celebrated his 100th birthday.

Redshirt junior quarterback Wilton Speight has to be inaccurate downfield in order for Air Force to pull off the upset, according to Briggeman.

On Wednesday night, we spoke on the phone with Brent Briggeman — the Air Force beat writer for the Colorado Springs Gazette — to discuss the upcoming matchup between the Wolverines and Falcons.

Sophomore defensive end Rashan Gary and Michigan's defensive line look capable of powering past Air Force.

Here’s how the Wolverines match up against Air Force on Saturday.

Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno teaches the Wolverines to fix their mistakes as soon as possible.

Michigan’s offensive coordinator was quick to emphasize that practice has been focused on the easily correctable mistakes that plagued the Wolverines against Cincinnati.

Sophomore linebacker Devin Bush Jr. and the Wolverines' defense has been heavily tested by the scout team.

Bush and other members of the defense mentioned that staying disciplined was the most important factor.

Freshman receiver Tarik Black has caught six passes for 94 yards and a touchdown in two career games.

Black’s impact on the field is already apparent, but he admits that he struggled adjusting to the college game.