Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 9/8/12
ANN ARBOR, Mich. For 57 minutes Monday, the Michigan Wolverines couldn't find a way to stop the Air Force triple-option. That's when the ghost of Bennie Oosterbaan showed up. With Air Force driving for a possible winning touchdown, Jake Ryan in his first game wearing Oosterbaan's legendary No. 47 jersey made two huge plays to guarantee Michigan would hang on for a 31-25 victory. On 2nd-and-15 at the Air Force 37, Ryan dove to knock away Connor Dietz's pass to Don Strickland, and two plays later, he hit Dietz as he attempted a fourth-down pass. The ball fluttered harmlessly to the turf, and the Wolverines ran out the clock. "Coach Hoke told me a week ago that I would be wearing Bennie's number, and I wanted to do it honor today," Ryan said. "I did some research on him, and I found out that he was a great athlete, a three-time All-American and definitely a Michigan man. He made a lot of plays on defense, and I got the chance to make some big ones at the end." Oosterbaan was b...
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