Ramsey, a senior, showed why he had come in seventh in the Heisman Trophy balloting and had shared Pac-10 Player of the Year honors with the more renowned John Elway of Stanford. He scrambled for 20 yards, completed four of five passes, taking his team from its own 20 to the Michigan nine in 12 plays, then handed the ball to Andrews, who swept right and dived into the corner of the end zone. Ramsey's final passing stats—18 of 25 for a mere 162 yards—wouldn't fully reflect what might well have been his greatest performance.
Whatever hopes the Wolverines had disappeared when Hall was forced to drop back into his own end zone and threw the ball directly to Bruin Inside Linebacker Blanchard Montgomery, who loped 11 yards for a touchdown; UCLA led 24-7 with 8:08 to play. "You yank a kid off the bench and tell him to win the Rose Bowl for you," Schembechler said later. "It's tough." Hall hit Fullback Dan Rice on a four-yard pass to make it 24-14, but his final throw was intercepted by Jimmy Turner.
" Michigan ain't——!" hooted one of the Bruins after the game. But most of his teammates were more generous. They'd love a rematch in Pasadena any Jan. 1, they said. And when Carter was asked to rate the Bruins, he was generous, too—up to a point. "I'd say they're about a 9�," he said. That left just enough room for disagreement.