The Michigan Wolverines are looking to fill the schedule in part due to the void left by Notre Dame as they cowardly run away fresh off of their latest loss in Ann Arbor. A move Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said was motivated by “strength of schedule and recruiting”. In other words, he wanted to recruit by making his schedule substantially easier as losing so many games to Michigan was proving to be a problem.
Air Force played Michigan in the Big House last year in front of a crowd of 112,522. Michigan won a close game 31-25. This will only be the third contest between the two schools as they also played in 1964; the Wolverines won that contest 24-7. This deal is also said to include basketball games between the two schools, but details as to when that will happen have not been released at this point.
The 6-1 Wolverines prepare to travel to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans in the battle for the state. Meanwhile, Air Force is coming off of a two week break and preparing to host the Fighting Irish in Fort Collins. The Falcons are having a down year and are just 1-6 to this point.