Michigan may not be on the level of No. 1 Alabama, but the odds makers still think they'll have more than enough to handle Air Force on Saturday.
The lines at all the major sports books have the Falcons as +21.5 underdogs in this week's game, with an over/under of anywhere from 60.5 to 62. That means they're expecting the Wolverines to score early and often.
A good rule of thumb for an underdog is that you want to catch the favorite in the week before a big game, when they are looking ahead or in the week after a big win, when they can be complacent. The one time you don't want to catch them is the week after a big loss, especially one as embarrassing as the 41-14 drubbing the Crimson Tide gave Michigan in Dallas.
You can expect that Air Force will get the Wolverines best effort on Saturday, which going on talent and recruiting rankings alone, could mean a long day at the Big House for the visitors.
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.