Hurts had 222 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Tigers (2-2, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Watts finished with 103 receiving yards and a score and Eric Medina kicked three field goals.
The Hornets (0-4, 0-3) dominated the first half, amassing 280 offensive yards while holding Texas Southern to just 104 yards. They led 17-6 at the break.
But the Tigers rallied in the second half. Watts returned the second half kickoff for a score to cut ASU's lead to 17-13. Then, following a field goal by the Hornets that made it 20-13, Medina kicked a 49-yard field goal to tighten the score again, 20-16 with 5:42 left in the third quarter.
Quinterris Toppings had 323 passing yards with one touchdown for ASU.
AD Bjork leaves Ole Miss for Texas A&M job
Ross Bjork, who had served as Ole Miss' athletic director for the past seven years, has been named athletic director at Texas A&M. Bjork replaces Scott Woodward, who left for the same role at LSU in April.
Hawaii Bowl returns to Christmas Eve for 2019
The Hawaii Bowl will be back on Christmas Eve this year after being played on Dec. 22 last season, only the fourth time in the game's history that it had not been held on Dec. 24.
Alabama, South Florida to start series in 2023
Alabama and South Florida announced they will start a three-game football series in the 2023 season. The Crimson Tide and Bulls have met once before in 2003.
Notre Dame adds running back prospect Tyree
Notre Dame has added a highly regarded running back prospect in Chris Tyree.
Maryland starts final change since McNair's death
Maryland is implementing the final change suggested by an external review following the death of former football player Jordan McNair to better safeguard the health and well-being of its student-athletes.
Texas gives Herman 2-year contract extension
The University of Texas System regents have approved a two-year contract extension for Longhorns football coach Tom Herman after the program's first 10-win season in a decade.