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.
The FCS Davidson Wildcats set a number of NCAA records in Thursday night's 91-61 win over the Division III Guilford Quakers.
Jordan Love was 21 of 26 for 236 yards and two touchdowns -- all in the first half -- and Utah State beat Tennessee Tech 73-12 on Thursday night.
Utah State's Jordan Nathan returns Tennessee Tech's punt for a 59-yard touchdown.
Utah State QB Jordan Love finds WR Savon Scarver for a 36-yard touchdown to tack on to the Aggies' lead.
Wesley Dugger scored three of Davidson's 13 touchdowns, helping the Wildcats beat Division III Guilford 91-61 on Thursday night in a game moved up two days because of the threat of Hurricane Florence.
Washington State University officials investigated allegations of sexual harassment against staff member and former football star Jason Gesser and found no violations of school policy.
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