Sunday, September 25, 2016
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The night did not start off well for Alabama State in its home opener, and it ended even worse.
Texas Southern quarterback Averion Hurts completed a 41-yard touchdown pass to Austin Watts with 3:44 left in the game to complete a 31-27 come-from-behind win over Alabama State at ASU Stadium.
The Hornets (0-4, 0-3 SWAC) outgained the Tigers 445 to 303 and held a 27-16 lead with more than 12 minutes left in the game.
Hornets quarterback Quinterris Toppings completed 21 of 31 passes for 323 yards and a touchdown with an interception. Willie White caught eight passes for 132 yards. Khalid Thomas carried the ball 17 times for 84 yards.
“I definitely saw improvement, but we still make mistakes that very young teams do,” Alabama State coach Brian Jenkins said. “We’ve got to do better in some areas. The loss falls on me. I’m not going to make any excuses. We just didn’t get it done.”