Friday, November 1, 1968,
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Ritual snack give Brown gas to win
Big Ten statistical leaders also
hold top spots in league standings
By ROBIN WRIGHT.
Drink drives man to play.
And Pepsi pours it on.
And since the Michigan winning,
streak began at Duke, Michigan
quarterback Dennis Brown has re-
peated a good luck ritual feast of
pepsi and peanuts.
Friday night before the game,
the team sleeps at a local hotel
to insure rest and thoughtful
activity. Brown rooms with second,
string, but "All-American mate-
rial" quarterback Don Moorhead.
Since the winning streak began
at Duke, Brown and Moorhead
each week repeat the Friday night
ritual from that game's "night
before." Bypassing the regular
break snack of hot chocolate, an
apple and three cookies, the quar-
terback duo bring their ow re-
A Denny McLain type pepsi
fanatic, Brown furnishes the
liquid and Moorhead brings the
peanuts. And together they watch
the tube tantalizers-"Name of
the Game" and "Star Trek."
To describe the easy-going re-
lationship within' the team, Brown
explained how Moorhead suggest-
ed the two flip a coin to decide
who should have the bigger bed
in their hotel room./ Whereas,
when Brown roomed with Dick
Vidmer, former ichigan quarter-
back, "Vid" always got the big bed
Just because Brown looked up to
Brown commented that "all
three quarterbacks" - Moorhead,
himself, and Bill Berutti-"are
real close. It's a great relationship
-typical of the relationship of the
"The second and third teams
have really worked hard this year,
acting out the opposition's strate-
gy to test us."
Brown specified, "how during
the week before the State game,
the 'fake" opposition had done an
especially good job, and yet the
starting team had gotten bogged
"But Friday afternoon when we
went to check in, we found a note
on the board from the "reserves"
to pep us up. It said they wanted'
to give us enthusiasm to play hard
against State because they were so
"It was a great thing to do be-
cause it helped our spirit. The
team has been closerthat way all
Commenting on the individual
members of the team, Brown said,
"I'm playing ball with some of the
greatest guys in the country.
Johnson's the best back in the na-
tion, and Craw is the most cap-
"But it's funny how some people
think football 'players have their
own thing. We may be the same
as players in the game, but off
the field we're all individuals."
A double major in speech and
physical education, Brown is un-
sure of his future plans. He ex-
plained that "there are so many
things I'd like -to do. Right now
I'm applying to grad schools in
"I could do anything from teach-
ing speech and coaching football
at the high school level, to getting
into radio and TV work, or even
coaching college football.
"I know there's no way I could
play professional football. Some
people have said I'm too small to
be playing in the Big Ten in fact,
the guys on the team call me Pee
Wee--so I know what they'd say
about my size in the pros.
"But I've been involved in ath-
letics all my life, and I'd really
By DICK ZUCKERMAN
ranking second among conference
Three Big Ten teams have cur- eaaers i tn c g
rently reached the plateau of The team that is ahead of OSU
being ranked among the Top Ten in total defense is Michigan State
teams in the nation, and one look The Spartans have only given up
at the statistical charts will reveal an average of 257 yards per game,
why, which is pretty stingy.
The conference leaders, and Despite the shining records of
those who are in close pursuit all the defensive leaders, they do not
have compiled enviable records in have a monopoly in their depart-
the matter of figures. ment. Much of Michigan's rise to
Michigan's position of being in the top has been aided by the
a first place tie with Ohio State Wolverines' fine secondary, led by
can largely be attributed to the safety Tom Curtis who has picked
work of Ron Johnson and Dennis off six passes already this season.
Brown. While Michigan and Ohio State
Johnson is the Western Confer- sit at the top they have to beware
ence's leading rusher and places of other conference powers. Pur-
fourth in the national sweep- due has already lost to the Buck-,"
stakes with a net gain of 773 yards eyes but the Boilermakers are still RON JOHNSON
in his first six games. ranked fifth in the country.
Brown hands off to Johnson Purdue is, of course, led by their the power of their offense. Quar-
from his quarterback slot, but also All-American halfback Leroy Key- terback Harry Gonso is the run-
has found enough time to roll up es. Keyes has slipped somewhat ner-up to Brown in the total of-
1118 yards in total offense. The from his super season of last year, fense derby and teammate John
total puts Brown in the same posi- but he has still managed to do Isenbarger holds down the sixth
tion as his teammate Johnson, Ienough to be placed third in rush-
right at the top of the conference. ing and eleventh in total offense. position. Isenbarger also is the
But -Michigan is not the only The Boilermakers' interstate runner-up to Johnson in the rush-
offensive power in the conference, Indiana keeps winning through ing department.
and the fact that they are ina - -p- p- p
tie proves that. Ohio State's Buck-
eyes so far have eaten up more6
ground that any other team in the
Woody Hayes' crew is averaging
476 yards in offense per contest,
323 of them by the land route 6
which shows that Woody still be-
lieves in a cloud of dust but is
just getting more yards before it. I p
Ohio State has not reached the bo
number two position in the polls 6
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solid brand of defense, currently e ____ d
MICHIGAN QUARTERBACK Dennis Brown (22), a threat to run or pass at any time, skirts around
a Minnesota defender for a substantial gain against the Gophers. The little fielI general directed
the Wolverines to their fifth straight victory witha versatile attack that produced 30 points in the
first half against Minnesota. Michigan went on to win easily, 33-20.
like to continue in some, way."
Brown comes from a strong reli-
gious background, with a mother!
who wanted both her sons to be
ministers. Brown remarked that
"it w zld be a great profession,
but it takes a special type of per-
month, I finally went out with
him-and we haven't dated any-:
one else since."
Obviously a newlywed, Brown
spends his spare time playfully
wrestling with his wife, watching,
Sunday afternoon football with
his wife and listening to any in
Big Ten Standings
"I've talked about it, and I still a wide assortment of rock and
think about it some now too, but soul with his wife.
there's nothing concrete in my At one point in the summer,
thinking." Brown even had Carla running
Brown pointed to former Mich- laps with him in an effort- to keep
igan quarterback Bob Timberlake, himself in shape for football.
who is presently studying to be- Despite claims that they hardly
come a minister. "I could easily ' get to see each other, Brown man-
integrate the ministry with my ages to bring their lunches to
speech major, but something holds campus where they meet everydayj
me back- during the noonhour.
Another consideration is his The only exception is the onel
wife-the pixie like former cap- day a week when the backs on the
tain of the high school cheerlead- team meet for films and lunch.
ing squad, who married her 'hero' But even then he manages to see
-co-captain of the high, school her. Brown usually picks up ham-
football, basketball and baseball burgers for all the guys, and then
teams at Lincoln Park high school. an extra one to be dropped off at
The new Mrs. Brown described the ;dental school for Carla.
how they met. "We worked in the And maybe if Brown continues
high school bookstore together. He his pre-game regimen of pepsi,
kept asking me out, but I kept she may get to see him more often
turning him down. After about a --in the dentist's chair.
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