Averion Hurts passed for 222 yards and two
touchdowns against Alabama State.
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MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA (September 24, 2016) 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, September 24, 2016.
Hurts had 222 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Tigers (2-2, 2-). Watts finished with 103 receiving yards and two scores and Eric Medina connected on three field goals as the Tigers snapped a five game losing streak to the Hornets.
The Hornets (0-4, 0-3) dominated the first half, amassing 280 offensive yards while holding Texas Southern to just 104 yards as they led 17-6 at intermission
But the Tigers rallied in the second half as 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.
"We fought through a lot of adversity tonight," said TSU head coach Michael Haywood. "We made some mistakes during the game but we're extremely pleased with how we responded when we had to make the plays."
Texas Southern will return home this upcoming weekend as they get set to host Alabama A&M at BBVA Compass Stadium.