"Their campers shocked us more than their team." said Brown Fullback Steve Heffernan alter the Bruins lost 38-21 to Penn State before a crowd of 75,000 at Beaver Stadium. "We get about two at Brown; there were scores here." The Brown Daily Herald Columnist Dave Dornstein noted. "Our cheerleaders run around like maniacs; theirs look like they're invading Grenada."
"We're tickled pink that Brown thought enough of our program to come here," said Nittany Lions Coach Joe Paterno, a 1950 Brown graduate, before the game. "It assuages that grim, big-time football image we have." That image was further assuaged by the Bruins' performance on the field: The Lions' offense had planned to run through the middle, but Brown's gambling defense forced it into end runs and passes The Lions were also supposed to shut down the Bruin attack ranked only fourth in the Ivy League Instead Brown mined 410 yards 60 more than it did against winless Yale The Bruins had no regrets about the outcome "If you were a flute player and you got a chance to play for the New York Phil harmonic, you'd take it whether you were good enough or not, said Middle Guard John Daniel. It was like a tie, except better," said Heffernan. "In a tie, no one's happy. This feels tike a win.