Said UCLA Coach Terry Donahue, who undoubtedly wished Dils had stayed seated at least one more week, "This conference race is far from over." His Bruins, however, are now 2-3.
In another PAC-8 contest Washington slammed Oregon 54-0 as the Ducks lost five fumbles.
Brigham Young suffered a 24-19 loss to Oregon State at Corvallis, but the Cougars were hurt more by a knee injury suffered by Quarterback Gifford Nielsen, the nation's leading passer, which will sideline him for the rest of the season.
Nielsen, who had thrown 122 passes without an interception coming into the game, was injured early in the fourth quarter and came out with 5:22 remaining. He had thrown for three BYU touchdowns and a 19-0 lead before he was stung by three interceptions—two of which were returned for touchdowns by OSU linebackers.
Texas Tech overcame stubborn Arizona 32-26 as Bill Adams booted four field goals for the Red Raiders. Tech's winning touchdown was scored by Fullback Jimmy Williams, who bulled over from the five with 14:57 left.
Field goals also allowed Utah to gain its first victory of the year, a 23-13 WAC triumph over Wyoming, Tom McNamara hitting three from 44, 30 and 48 yards with his bare foot.
After USC lost, San Diego State had the nation's longest win streak at 10 games. The distinction didn't last long; Fresno State upset the Aztecs 34-14 Saturday night.
Arizona State opened WAC competition by crushing New Mexico, a team which hasn't beaten the Sun Devils since 1942, 45-24. Quarterback Dennis Sproul led the Sun Devils to 17 points on their first three possessions.
Idaho State beat archrival Idaho 34-14; Pacific defeated Hawaii 37-7, and West Texas State edged New Mexico State 17-14.
1. USC (4-1)
2. CALIFORNIA (4-1)
3. STANFORD (4-1)