Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun addressed the media at his weekly teleconference Tuesday. The Falcons take on #7/7 Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Noon ET in Michigan Stadium.
This will be the third meeting between the schools and first since 2012. The Wolverines lead the series, 2-0, including a 31-25 win in Ann Arbor in the last meeting. Air Force is 5-11-2 all-time against teams in the Big Ten. Michigan is the highest ranked team Air Force has played since taking on #4 Michigan State in 2015. The Falcons are 18-75-3 all-time vs. ranked teams, including a 4-14 mark under Calhoun.
Calhoun and Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh are two of 14 head coaches in the FBS leading their alma mater in 2017. Calhoun is one of five in the Mountain West, along with Bryan Harsin of Boise State, Nick Rolovich of Hawaii, Jeff Tedford of Fresno State and Utah State’s Matt Wells.
Michigan’s offensive line averages 6-foot-4 and 309 pounds while the defensive line averages 6-4 and 285 pounds. Air Force’s offensive line averages 6-2 and 282 pounds while the defensive line comes in at 6-2 and 272 pounds. While the Woverines have the ball they will enjoy a one inch and 37 pound-per-man advantage. Defensively, Michigan will have a two inch and two pound per-man advantage.