Texas SouthernTigersTXSO
2-2, 2-1 Conf
31
Final
1234T
TXSO33101531
ALST01710027
27
Alabama StateHornetsALST
0-4, 0-3 Conf

Texas Southern rallies late to beat Alabama St. 31-27

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Averion Hurts threw a 41-yard touchdown to Austin Watts late in the fourth quarter for the win as Texas Southern rallied to beat Alabama State 31-27 on Saturday night.

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.

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2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Alcorn State2-03-1
Jackson State0-01-1
Alabama A&M0-11-3
Alabama State0-11-3
Mississippi Valley State0-10-3
TEAMCONFOVR
Southern1-02-2
Prairie View1-02-3
Grambling1-01-2
Arkansas-Pine Bluff0-11-3
Texas Southern0-11-3