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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 83, Number 1 (Nov. 1981)

Burton, John; Murphy, Tom
Wow! What a start!,   pp. [8]-11

Page 10

Top: Tailback Chucky Davis (here in the
UCLA game) charged 100 yards against
Purdue before a mid-game injury to his knee.
Till then he'd logged 322 yards on 55 carries.
Below: Flanker Marvin Neal started the season
right when he made our first TD against
Michigan since 1976, this on a 14-yard pass
from Cole.
yards out. Wisconsin came back with a sev-
enty-one-yard, seven-play march, culmi-
nated by Cole's seventeen-yard touchdown
pass to Marvin Neal. That was the first time
since 1976 that Wisconsin had scored a
touchdown against Michigan; they'd out-
scored us 176-0 during that stretch. Wiscon-
sin went ahead 14-7 with only two seconds
left in the first half as tailback Chucky Davis
bulled over right tackle from a yard out.
That left it up to the defense, whose only
letdown in the second half was the long
scoring run by Woolfolk.
September 19: Camp Randall
Wisconsin 13
We didn't have long to enjoy the win.
UCLA arrived in Madison ranked among
the top ten teams in the country, let the air
out of the Badger bubble and returned to
California with a 31-13 victory.
   They wasted no time putting points on
the board. In their first two possessions,
quarterback Tom Ramsey hit end Tim
Wrightman with a twenty-seven-yard
touchdown pass, and sneaked in from the
one himself. Wisconsin failed to move the
ball and was forced to punt, but on the first
play, Badger linebacker Guy Boliaux inter-
cepted a Ramsey pass on the UCLA nine-
yard line. Cole moved the Badgers into the
end zone quickly, with flanker Marvin Neal
covering the final three yards.
   The Bruins upped the margin to 21-7
following a ninety-six-yard drive, but Wis-
consin came right back with a ninety-eight-
yard scoring drive of our own following an-
other interception, this one from Von
Mansfield. Cole threw a seven-yard touch-
down pass to freshman end Michael Jones
to make it 21-13, as the extra point conver-
sion failed.
   The Camp Randall crowd began to
come alive as the Badger defense held, but
Cole's lateral pass slipped through flanker
Thad McFadden's hands and was recov-
ered by UCLA nose guard Martin Moss. It
took the Bruins only five plays to score as
Ramsey threw his second TD pass to
Wrightman for the final three yards. A
forty-yard field goal by Norm Johnson com-
pleted the UCLA scoring with less than ten
minutes left in the game.
   The defeat did little to put a damper on
Wisconsin's hopes. "We've got a lot of
confidence in our program," said Matt
Vanden Boom. "And that doesn't change
from week to week. We learned a lesson to-
day, but psychologically, I don't think it will
affect our general attitude."
September 26: Camp Randall
Wisconsin 21
Western Michigan 10
Vanden Boom's comments rang true for
Homecoming the following week. The
Badgers beat outmanned Western Michi-
gan 21-10. Chucky Davis scored touch-

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