Tom Ramsey connected with Jojo Townsell for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 2:38 left to beat Arizona in Los Angeles.

The Express (7-7) moved back into a first-place tie with the Oakland Invaders in the Pacific Division. Arizona is 4-10.

Arizona quarterback Alan Risher, who completed 15 of 18 for 154 yards, was knocked out of the game in the first half with injured ribs. The Express sacked Risher a club-record six times in the second quarter. Los Angeles totaled nine quarterback sacks for the game, a team high. Arizona 3 0 7 3 13 Los Angeles 0 7 3 7 17

A--FG Denfeld 25

LA--Rae 1 run (Abbott kick)

A--Clark 13 run (Denfeld kick)

LA--FG Abbott 33

A--FG Denfeld 34

LA--Townsell 26 pass from Ramsey (Abbott kick)

A--13,826 Wranglers Express First downs 16 19 Rushes-yards 24-72 26-79 Passing yards 125 210 Return yards 113 70 Passes 20-30-1 23-34-2 Sacks by-yards 2-6 9-68 Punts-average 5-47 4-36 Fumbles-lost 0-0 3-1 Penalties-yards 8-60 3-29 Time of possession 30:10 29:50 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING--Arizona: Murray 10-44, Clark 7-15, Howell 3-10, Risher 1-8, Manucci 2-6. Los Angeles: Harrington 8-14, Barnett 7-32, Rae 6-17, Haslip 2-6, Ramsey 3-10.

PASSING--Arizona: Risher 14-17-0, 143 yards; Manucci 5-12-1, 41; Blue 1-1-0, 9. Los Angeles: Rae 12-20-2, 115; Ramsey 11-14-0, 101.

RECEIVING--Arizona: Keel 6-44, Balholm 4-53, Flowers 3-28, Howell 1-20, Murray 2-9, Denfeld 1-5, Risher 1-9, Clark 2-25. Los Angeles, Allen 6-44, Harrington 4-36, Sherrod 3-17, Boddie 2-17, Haslip 3-24, Townsell 2-57, Ellis 3-21.