But the Wolverines outscored the Falcons 20-7 in the second half for a 29-13 victory, improving their record to 3-0. The offense was in the red zone four times, failing to tally a touchdown. MI managed to score just one touchdown against the Falcons, and the Wolverines really showed some warts trying to move the ball.
"I'm pretty sure he's good", said Higdon, who sealed the victory with a 36-yard TD run with 1:02 left.
AIR FORCE: The young Falcons should leave the Big House encouraged that they were competitive in a game they were expected to lose by three-plus TDs.
The Michigan sophomore kicker has had quite a start to his collegiate career. The Wolverines were constantly settling for field goals in the red zone, which allowed Air Force to hang around for a majority of the game.
Air Force has zero passing yards in the game. They haven't made a lot of mistakes, but they'll need to wake up their offense or the Falcons could pull off the upset.
The Falcons' rushing attack completely dominated the game going 457-55, and seven different Falcons earned a touchdown.
The freshman receiver was taken off punt return duties last week after a couple of costly errors, one which resulted in a MI fumble.
Instead of criticizing his team's lack of production in the red zone, Jim Harbaugh gave credit to Air Force's coaching.
The Wolverines came out of the locker room and immediately scored on a 79-yard punt return by freshman Donovan Peoples-Jones to take charge 16-6.
MI entered the contest as a 23-point favorite at game time and came right out with senior quarterback Wilton Speight throwing from the outset. Speight didn't turn the ball over Saturday after two interceptions and a fumble in the first two games, but his stat line also didn't quiet his critics. Senior Tim McVey led the attack, rushing for 98 yards on 10 carries making one touchdown. He has completed just 54.5 percent of his passes this season and had some accuracy issues again on Saturday. Running back Ty Isaac does have nine carries for 61 rushing yards, but MI is now being outrushed as a team by the Falcons. He did not receive another carry until late in the fourth quarter and finished with six carries attempts for 30 yards. He didn't help his case for more playing time against Air Force, fumbling on the Wolverines' second drive of the game.