September 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Air Force Falcons running back Cody Getz (28) runs the ball during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 31-25. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Air Force Vs. Michigan: Falcons Drop A Close One On The Road

The Air Force Falcons went into the Big House and, like so many before them, left empty-handed.

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Air Force Vs. Michigan 2012: Game Time, TV Schedule, Odds And More

The Air Force Falcons will look to upset the Michigan Wolverines at the Big House on Saturday. It will be a tough task.

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Air Force Vs. Michigan: Preparing For The Falcons In 1 Week's Time

The Air Force Falcons takes on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday and Michigan has just one week to get ready, which is always a challenge when preparing for Air Force's option offense.

The good people at Maize 'n' Brew interviewed Jeremy Mauss of Mountain West Connection on the difficulties that Air Force presents. The challenges are real, Mauss said, but Mauss was not ready to predict an upset in Ann Arbor:

One thing I am certain of is that Air Force will cover the 20-point spread that Vegas has rolled out. It is extremely rare that the Falcons get blown out. In the end I think that Michigan will be too much and win by about 10-14 points by pulling away in the fourth quarter.

Mauss further theorized that Michigan won't pull away until later in the game, and that it will spend much of the first half trying to figure out the ins and outs of the Air Force offense. It's one thing to look at film and prepare mentally for the option offense, and it surely helps for Michigan's scout team to run it in practice. But it's something else entirely seeing it live and in action, and it requires adjustment.

Head over to Maize 'n' Brew for the full interview.

The Falcons kick off against the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. MT.

For more on Air Force football, visit MWC blog Mountain West Connection and SB Nation Denver. For more on Wolverines football, visit Michigan blog Maize 'n' Brew, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Detroit.

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Air Force Vs. Michigan: Wolverines Fitzgerald Toussaint, Frank Clark Expected To Play

On Saturday, the Air Force Falcons will face a Michigan Wolverines team looking to rebound after a poor showing in Week 1. They will also be facing a Michigan team closer to full strength than it was in the season opener.

Starting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and defensive end Frank Clark were out of action during Michigan's 41-14 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide, but they will both be in the lineup against the Falcons, via Wolverines beatwriter Stephen J. Nesbitt:

Toussaint missed the Alabama game due to a one-game suspension after being arrested for drunk driving and pleading guilty to a lesser charge last week, while Clark served a one-game suspension for his alleged involvement in laptop theft.

The game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. MT on Saturday at Michigan Stadium.

For more on Air Force football, visit MWC blog Mountain West Connection and SB Nation Denver.

For more on Wolverines football, visit Michigan blog Maize 'n' Brew, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Detroit.

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