Spartan Digest looks at how Michigan State and Air Force match-up on the stat sheet.

Michigan State will host a service academy school for the first time in program history when Air Force travels to East Lansing for a noon kickoff against the Spartans in Spartan Stadium.

Michigan State (2-0) will host Air Force (2-0) in a noon kickoff at Spartan Stadium in the first meetings between the two teams and first time the Spartans have ever hosted a service academy.

The Spartans are coming off an emotional win over Oregon that moved them to a No. 4 national ranking but will have to fight the first noon kickoff of the season and come out strong against the Falcons who run the triple-option to perfection.

Here is a look at how the two teams match-up stat wise. 

Matchup Preview  |  September 19, 2015
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Air Force Falcons
(2-0, 0-0 Away)
#4 Michigan State Spartans
(2-0, 1-0 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
50 Points Per Game 34
965 Total Offensive Yards 841
822 Rushing Yards 393
10 Rushing TD 5
143 Passing Yards 448
2 Passing TD 4
52 First Downs 47
7 Red Zone Attempts 9
7-0 Red Zone TD-FG 6-2
100 Red Zone Percentage 89
Defensive Stats Comparison
485 Total Yards Allowed 815
282 Passing Yards Allowed 674
203 Rushing Yards Allowed 141
23 Points Allowed 52
8 Sacks 11
1 Fumble Recoveries 0
3 Interceptions 4
11.5 Points Per Game 26
4 Red Zone Attempts 7
2-1 Red Zone TD-FG 4-1
75 Red Zone Percentage 71
Injury Report
Nate Romine
Out For Season
Kodi Kieler
Couple of Weeks
Game Notes
This is the first time in Michigan State history they've hosted a service academy at Spartan Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on ABC. Michigan State will be without right offensive tackle Kodi Kieler while the Falcons have lost quarterback Nate Romine for the season.

MICHIGAN STATE Depth Chart - AIR FORCE
Offense
STARTER 2ND 3RD 4TH
X AARON BURBRIDGE AJ TROUP FELTON DAVIS
TE JOSIAH PRICE JAMAL LYLES PAUL LANG DYLAN CHMURA
LT JACK CONKLIN DENNIS FINLEY
LG BRIAN ALLEN DAVID BEEDLE
C JACK ALLEN BRIAN ALLEN
RG DONAVON CLARK BENNY MCGOWAN BRANDON CLEMONS
RT MIGUEL MACHADO DONAVON CLARK NICK PADLA
Z MACGARRETT KINGS JR MONTY MADARIS
QB CONNOR COOK TYLER O'CONNOR DAMION TERRY
FB TREVON PENDLETON
TB MADRE LONDON LJ SCOTT GERALD HOLMES DELTON WILLIAMS
Defense
STARTER 2ND 3RD 4TH
DE SHILIQUE CALHOUN MONTEZ SWEAT
DT JOEL HEATH CRAIG EVANS
NT MALIK MCDOWELL DAMON KNOX
DE LAWRENCE THOMAS DEMETRIUS COOPER
STAR DARIEN HARRIS ANDREW DOWELL
MIKE RILEY BULLOUGH BYRON BULLOUGH
SAM JON RESCHKE CHRIS FREY
LC DEMETRIOUS COX JERMAINE EDMONDSON DARIAN HICKS
SAF MONTAE NICHOLSON JALEN WATTS-JACKSON
SAF RJ WILLIAMSON MATT MORRISSEY
RC VAYANTE COPELAND ARJEN COLQUHOUN
Special Teams
STARTER 2ND 3RD 4TH
K MICHAEL GEIGER KEVIN CRONIN
P JAKE HARTBARGER TYLER O'CONNOR
H MATT MACKSOOD CONNOR COOK
PR MACGARRETT KINGS JR R.J. SHELTON
KR R.J. SHELTON LJ SCOTT
LS TAYBOR PEPPER DYLAN CHMURA

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