Saturday, October 13, 2007

Carlos Brown breaks loose

Mike Hart (21 carries, 102 yards, 2 tds.) and Brandon Minor both were sidelined with injuries during the Purdue game which gave #3 running back Carlos Brown a chance to shine. Brown (soph.) had the best game of his career as he carried the ball 13 times for 66 yards and 2 touchdowns including a spectacular 29-yard touchdown run that displayed his athleticism. His sixty-six yards were more than he gained all of last season during his injury plagued freshman year. Earlier this season, Brown had a cast on and had trouble holding onto the ball. Now that Brown's cast has been removed and he is able to hold onto the ball, he looks to be dangerous. His emergence has occurred just in time for the Wolverines as Hart and Minor have suffered injuries that kept them from getting back into the game against Purdue. The extent of their injuries and whether they will be able to play next week is not yet known. If Hart and/or Minor can't play next week, Brown will be called on to carry more of the load. As he showed in the 4th quarter of today's Purdue game, Brown is ready. Last week, Coach Carr called for one of Hart's backups to step up and establish himself not only for this year but for next year as well. Brown may be on his way to doing just that. Go Blue!

Note: Photo of Carlos Brown (23) scoring a 29-yard TD vs. Purdue on 10-13-07 by JOHN T. GREILICK/The Detroit News

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