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.
Bama's defense taking shape
Marty & McGee discuss the emergence of the Crimson Tide defense and sophomore Quinnen Williams.
Patrick Carr runs for 139 yards; Houston beats Tulane 48-17
Patrick Carr ran for a career-high 139 yards and two touchdowns as Houston rolled to a 48-17 victory over Tulane on Thursday night.
Big plays help Northwestern St. beat Stephen F. Austin 35-23
Shelton Eppler threw two touchdown passes to Jaylen Watson and Myles Ward had a 94-yard kickoff return for a score to help Northwestern State beat Stephen F. Austin 35-23 on Thursday night.
Nicholls earns FCS playoff bid and share of Southland title
Julien Gums ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns in the River Bell Classic on Thursday night and Nicholls shut out SE Louisiana 44-0 to clinch a share of the Southland Conference title.
Oliver gets heated with head coach
Ed Oliver confronts his coach Major Applewhite on the sidelines of Houston's game over a jacket.
Houston star DT Ed Oliver in heated incident with coach Major Applewhite
All-American defensive tackle Ed Oliver got into a heated discussion with Houston coach Major Applewhite just before halftime of the Cougars' game against Tulane on Thursday night.