Down 21–0 in the second quarter, Tom Ramsey mounted a 28-point comeback in the second and third quarters to defeat the 20th ranked Michigan team before a capacity crowd of 105,413 fans in Michigan Stadium.
NoseguardKarl Morgan rushed in to tackle down USC quarterback Scott Tinsley, preventing him from scoring a two-pont conversion after Tinsley had thrown a pass to bring the Trojans back within a point. Linebacker Neal Dellocono was the most valuable player of the game.
UCLA took a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. A hard hit by UCLA defensive back Don Rogers separated Michigan quarterback Steve Smith's shoulder and knocked him out of the game. Backup David Hall got the Wolverines on the board, making the halftime score 10-7. In the third quarter, Tom Ramsey completed seven straight passes and led UCLA on a drive that was capped by Danny Andrews' nine-yard touchdown run to make the score 17-7. In the fourth quarter, UCLA got an interception inside the Michigan 20-yard line and scored again for a 24-7 lead. Michigan scored late to close the score to 24-14.
^Gainesville Sun. 1982 Nov 21. Retrieved 2015-Jan-12.
^Tracy Dodds - A New Year... but an Old Story. UCLA Repeats Itself Against Michigan, 24-14, With Ramsey Showing the Way. Los Angeles Times, January 2, 1983. Quote: "The Rose Bowl game on New Year's Day, 1983, was Tom Ramsey's Rose Bowl game."